Chapter 1



Brief Description of the Earnings and Productivity Statistical Databank

This databank consists of 364 time series. The bank's short name is WAGE.

Data published in: Monthly Bulletin of Earnings and Productivity Statistics, Taiwan Area, Republic of China, Summary Analyses Table 3, Statistical Tables of Establishment Survey Indicator of Major Employees Data in Taiwan Area and Tables 1, 3, 12, 14, 23, 25, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59.

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 WAGE according to the Table order in the publication. 

We hope you may easily find the retrieval codes for the data you need in Chapters 2. 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 the earnings and productivity statistics. For example:


EP -- Emplyees on Payrolls.

AH -- Average monthly working Hours.

AE -- Average monthly Earnings.

JAE -- Index of Average Earnings of employees.

JARE -- Index of Average Regular Earnings of employees.

JWAGE -- Index of average earnings of WAGE earners.

JLP -- Index of Labor Productivity.

JULC -- Index of Unit output Labor Costs.

(2) The second part is a "modifier" following an "@" sign and placed right behind the initial English abbreviation. These modifiers are usually some English abbreviations representing a certain category in earnings and productivity statistics. For example, "MFG" represents "manufacturing". Therefore, AE@MFG is the retrieval code for "average monthly earnings -- manufacturing".

(3) Finally, most earnings and productivity statistics are differentiated between male and female. Thus, an "M" following the initial English abbreviation (and before the "@" sign) means "male", and "F" means "female"; otherwise, it is for both sexes combined. For example:


EP@MFG: employees on payrolls -- manufacturing (both sexes).
EPM@MFG: employees on payrolls -- manufacturing (male).
EPF@MFG: employees on payrolls -- manufacturing (female).