Fri, May 23, 2003 - Page 1 News List

Jobless rate little changed at 4.92 percent last month


The number of people who lost their jobs because of business closures and job cuts was 244,000 last month, compared with 255,000 in March, today's report showed.

Taiwan's factory closures jumped 79 percent last month from a year earlier, according to data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Factory openings rose by about one fifth.

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