Taiwan's jobless rate remained relatively stable in February despite the growing battle with the novel coronavirus disease during the month.
Taiwan's official unemployment rate reached 4% in July, according to the monthly Manpower Survey Results report by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS).
The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage point to 3.99% in August.
Taiwan's unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points to 4.07% in May, compared with the same month in 2019.
The average number of people employed in the industrial and service sectors in Taiwan fell in 2020 for the first time in 11 years because of the economic disruption caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, according to Taiwan's statistics bureau.