Taiwan

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in n.c.: n.c. (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

#N/A  
#N/A  
#N/A  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2002  

7.5%  
35.2%  
47.2%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Legal clauses regulate employment contracts and to a lesser degree collective agreements and individual negotiations.
The terms of employment contracts, the conditions for hiring and the limits for dismissal are less regulated.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03: No legally mandated national minimum wage

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2002: 38208 New dollar by  month (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: Lump sum subscription (60 % of the cost of the social insurance scheme).

Employee: Lump sum subscription (30 % of the cost of the social insurance scheme).

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 42 hours

Retirement age: 65

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:Not available.

Unions: Taiwan Labor Front can be listed.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws


Last modified in January 2006
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