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News Outlook 2016 Foreign Workers Management and Utilization Survey Results and Statistics

The 2016 Foreign Worker Management and Utilization Survey was conducted to collect data regarding the management, utilization and general working conditions of foreign workers by employers from both productive industries (Manufacturing and Construction) and private households. Survey results and statistics, which will be used as policy-making references for the future introduction and management of foreign workers, are summarized as follows:

1. The average monthly wage of foreign workers employed by productive industries in June, 2016 reached NTD 25,440, while the average monthly wage of foreign family caregivers was NTD 19,643.

2. The average working hours of foreign workers employed by productive industries in June were 210.7 hours, 177.4 hours of which were normal working hours while the remaining 33.3 hours were overtime hours. Their average leave days were 8.0 days.

3. The average actual working hours of foreign family caregivers were 9.8 hours per day. 93% of foreign family caregivers were able to rest for more than 8 consecutive hours per day.

4. 99.9% of foreign workers employed by productive industries were insured by their employers. Among the insurance policies, Labor Insurance accounted for 99.1%. 99.8% of foreign family caregivers were insured by their employers. Among the insurance policies, National Health Insurance accounted for 96.2%.

45.9% of productive industries and 36.6% of private households hiring foreign workers encountered troubling problems relating to 5. the management and utilization of foreign workers, with "communication difficulties in language" cited as the most common reason.

Key words: Foreign workers; foreign family caregivers; survey statistics

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