Unemployment up slightly to 4.02% in July

Unemployment in Taiwan rose 0.1 percentage points monthly to 4.02 percent in July, up 0.2 points from the same month in 2015, government statistics showed Monday.

The number of unemployed persons increased by 13,000 to 472,000 in July, according to figures released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

After seasonal adjustments, the rate of unemployment for the month of July was 3.96 percent, up 0.16 points from the previous month, said DGBAS.

Source: Focus Taiwan