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Solving the Problem of Unemployment in Taiwan: Should the government revise the unemployment benefits? YunChen Shen Professor Steve Booth Southern New Hampshire University
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Solving the Problem of Unemployment in Taiwan: Should the government revise the unemployment benefits? The unemployment rate has been kept under three percent in Taiwan, in the past several decades, but people did not foresee the significance of the problem of rising unemployment in the 21 st century. According to recent statistics by the Taiwan Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (2007), in the past eight years, the unemployment rate has risen very quickly from 3.0 percent in 2000 to 5.2 percent in 2007. Therefore, the government must pay attention to the importance of jobless people livelihood protection and re-employment. However, the laws were already created in 1958, but it has not kept up with the rapid changes in Taiwan’s economy. The unemployment benefits’ laws need to be revised immediately. The Taiwan government needs to improve and make the unemployment benefit’s law better and more useful to help people who are unemployment. The first reason why the Taiwan government must revise the unemployment benefits which offer temporary jobs for jobless people because the laws do not help many jobless people succeed in finding new jobs. Table 1 on page 3 shows the number of temporary employees who have been re-employed from 1997 to 2006. As Table 1 shows, the number of temporary employees from 1997 to 2000 was approximately 52,500. However, the number rose quickly from 2001 to 2004 with high unemployment rate. After 2004, the number obviously stayed at high level. It shows that the temporary job offer did not help jobless workers a lot. On the other hand, the re-employment number shows that after individual’s temporary job ended, searching for a new job tends to be very difficult. Just a few temporary workers could move into permanent jobs because of the government’s lack of foresight. (Martin & Stancanelli 2002) The Taiwan government targeted Soving the Problem of Unemplyment Benefits 2
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reducing the unemployment rate quickly, but they did not think about the actual needs of the jobless workers. So, the problem of unemployment has appeared again and again. The government should give careful consideration to the problem of re-employment and revise the laws. Table 1: Number of temporary employees and re-employment (1997-2006)
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