4-1  Employment
Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
           
  Economically Active Population         (10 000 persons) 76075 76823 77877 78244 78645
  Total Number of Employed Persons   (10 000 persons) 74432 75200 75825 76400 76990
      Primary Industry 36546 35269 33970 32561 31444
      Secondary Industry 16077 16920 18084 19225 20629
      Tertiary Industry 21809 23011 23771 24614 24917
  Composition of Employed Persons             (total=100)
      Primary Industry 49.1 46.9 44.8 42.6 40.8
      Secondary Industry 21.6 22.5 23.8 25.2 26.8
      Tertiary Industry 29.3 30.6 31.4 32.2 32.4
  Number of Employed Persons by Urban and
    Rural Areas                                       (10 000 persons)
  Urban Employed Persons 25639 26476 27331 28310 29350
      State-owned Units 6876 6710 6488 6430 6424
      Urban Collective-owned Units 1000 897 810 764 718
      Cooperative Units 173 192.4 188 178 170
      Joint Ownership Units 44 44.1 45 45 43
      Limited Liability Corporations 1261 1436 1750 1920 2075
      Share-holding Corporations Ltd. 592 624.9 699 741 788
      Private Enterprises 2545 2994 3458 3954 4581
      Units with Funds from Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan 409 469.8 557 611 680
      Foreign Funded Units 454 563 688 796 903
      Self-employed Individuals 2377 2521 2778 3012 3310
  Rural Employed Persons 48793 48724 48494 48090 47640
      Township and Village Enterprises 13573 13866 14272 14680 15090
      Private Enterprises 1754 2024 2366 2632 2672
      Self-employed Individuals 2260 2066 2123 2147 2187
  Number of Staff and Workers             (10 000 persons) 10492 10576 10850 11161 11427
      State-owned Units 6621 6438 6232 6170 6148
      Urban Collective-owned Units 951 851 769 726 684
      Units of Other Types of Ownership 2920 3287 3849 4264 4595
  Number of Registered Unemployed Persons 800 827 839 847 830
    in Urban Areas                                    (10 000 persons)
  Registered Unemployment Rate in Urban Areas    (%) 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0
           
a) From 1990 to 2000, the total number of employed persons, the sub-total of urban and rural employed persons have been adjusted in accordance with 
    the data obtained from the 5th National Population Census. Since 2001, these data are derived from the annual sample survey on population changes.
    As a result, the sum of the data by region, by ownership and by sector is not equal to the total. The same applies to the following tables.