RTTNews - Taiwan's jobless rate, on the basis of the seasonally adjusted series, stood at 5.84% in May, up from 5.77% in April, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics said Monday. The number of unemployed persons increased to 637,000 from 628,000 in the preceding month.

At the same time, the number of employed persons remained almost unchanged at 10.25 million. The labor force increased slightly to 10.89 million from 10.88 million in the preceding month, and the participation rate moved up to 57.87% from 57.86%.

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