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Taiwan-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: World Bank


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


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


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