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S. Korea's jobless rate rises in December

All News 08:00 January 09, 2019

SEJONG, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's jobless rate rose slightly in December from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday, despite ongoing efforts to create more jobs.

The unemployment rate stood at 3.4 percent last month, up 0.1 percentage point from a year earlier, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea.

The number of employed people reached 26.63 million in December, an increase of 34,000 from the same month in 2017, according to the latest findings.

The unemployment rate for young adults -- those aged between 15 and 29 -- stood at 8.6 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from the previous year.

Statistics Korea (Yonhap)


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