The history of Unemployment in Taiwan
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- Taiwan Unemployment At All-Time High In
- Inside China, Wed 26 January
2000. Structural changes in the economy away from
labor-heavy smokestack industries and towards
capital-intensive high-technology sectors helped reduce
unemployment. WTO accession is expected to erode
employment in traditional sectors, whose production may be
supplanted by newly liberalised imports.
- Unemployment on the rise in Taiwan
- By Lawrence Chung, The Straits Times, 27
September 2000. Experts say the problem threatens the
island's development as more industries move
production to countries where labour is cheaper. The
impact particularly obvious in central and southern
Taiwan, the home bases of industries like ship-breaking
and petrochemical production businesses.
- Taiwan unemployment hits 16-year
- Reuters, Asia Pulse, 25 May 2001. The
efforts of industries to modernize and adapt to new market
trends and the government's employment measures have
had some effect. The number of people serving in the
agriculture sector grew, while the number of jobs
available in the manufacturing, construction and
commercial sectors decreased.
- Taiwan's jobless nightmare
- By Michael Bristow, BBC News, Monday 5
November 2001. The island's jobless rate hit a record
5.26% in September; last year's jobless rate of 2.99%
was previously the highest in the country's modern
history. The slump has particularly hit low and
semi-skilled workers, but even people at the higher end of
the pay scale are being affected.