RTTNews - Taiwan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate moved up to 5.91% in June from 5.84% in the preceding month, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics said Wednesday. Economists expected the rate to be 5.9%.

During the month, the number of unemployed persons increased to 645,000 from 637,000 in the preceding month. At the same time, the number of employed remained almost unchanged at 10.25 million. The total number in the labor force grew to 10.9 million from 10.89 million, but the participation rate remained unchanged at 57.87%.

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