Taipei--The number of workers on unpaid leave in Taiwan in the second half of February fell to the lowest level for 23 months at 215, according to statistics released on Wednesday by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
From Feb. 16-28, the number of workers on furlough was 215, down from 223 in the first two weeks of the month, the ministry said.
In addition, the number of employers implementing unpaid leave also fell in the second half of February, dropping from 10 in the first two weeks to eight, the MOL data shows.
The number of workers on unpaid leave is now the lowest since the end of March 2015, when 192 furloughed workers were recorded. The number of employers implementing unpaid leave also tied that in March 2015, the data indicates.
Most of the companies that have employees on unpaid leave are small enterprises with a workforce of fewer than 50, according to the ministry, which released related data every two weeks.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel