Chapter 1



Brief Description of the Manpower Statistical Databank

This databank consists of 697 time series. The bank's short name is MAN.

Data published in: (1) Monthly Bulletin of Manpower Statistics, Taiwan Area, Republic of China, Tables 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 47, 48 and (2) Yearbook of Manpower Survey Statistics, Taiwan Area, Republic of China, Tables 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Data released by: Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, Republic of China.

Data updated Monthly.


1.2 Composition of Retrieval Codes

In Chapter 2, we will list all retrieval codes of MAN according to the Table order in the publication. In Chapter 3, the same retrieval codes are listed alphabetically.

We hope you may easily find the retrieval codes for the data you need in Chapters 2 and 3. However, it might be helpful if you are familiar with how we construct these retrieval codes. Generally speaking, each retrieval code has two parts:

(1) The first part consists of a certain English abbreviation to represent a particular "concept" in manpower statistics. For example:


N -- Population.

NC -- Civilian Population.

LF -- Labor Force.

E -- Labor Force Employed.

U -- Labor Force Unemployed.

RPT -- Labor Force Participation Rate.

JE -- Employed Index.

RU -- Unemployment Rate.

(2) The second part is a "modifier" placed right behind the initial English abbreviation. These modifiers are usually some English abbreviations representing a certain category in manpower statistics. For instance, "M" represents "male", "F" represents "female", "MFG" represents "manufacturing", etc.