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Majority of working Taiwanese feel financially stressed: survey

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-30 16:56

TAIPEI -- Most working Taiwanese feel huge financial and job pressure due to low salaries amid rising inflation, a survey showed Monday.

About 86 percent of the 1,076 respondents said they felt stressed at work and stressed financially due to low pay and slow salary growth, according to a survey targeting Taiwanese workers born in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s by local human resource platform 1111 Job Bank.

Male employees tended to bear more stress than their female counterparts, the survey showed.

According to the survey, the average salary for Taiwanese in the first quarter of this year fell to a level similar to that registered 17 years ago, after factoring in inflation, adding that 92 percent of the respondents were dissatisfied with their salary.

The respondents said they were burdened by rising living expenses, housing loans, and rent, according to the survey.

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