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S. Korea's jobless rate rises in Nov.

All News 08:27 December 12, 2018

SEJONG, Dec. 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's jobless rate rose slightly in November, government data showed Wednesday, despite the government's efforts to create more jobs.

The unemployment rate stood at 3.2 percent last month, up 0.1 percentage point from a year earlier, according to the report compiled by Statistics Korea.

The number of employed people reached 27.18 million in November, an increase of 165,000 from the same month in 2017, according to the data.

The unemployment rate for young adults -- those aged between 15 and 29 -- was 7.9 percent, down 1.3 percentage points from the previous year.


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