Taiwan targets 99,000 new jobs in 2010.

By bne IntelliNews December 9, 2009
According to Channel News Asia , an official of the Government Information Office stated last Friday that Taiwan was aiming to create 99,000 new jobs in 2010. The official said that the government would focus on improving employment in labour-intensive industries such as tourism and healthcare. According to figures of the Council of Labour Affairs, 73,000 new jobs were created in 2009. The country's unemployment rate declined to 5.96% in October from a record 6.13% in August. Taiwan's economy contracted by 1.29% in Q3 after contracting by 9.06% in Q1 and 6.85% in Q2.

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