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Korea's jobless rate falls to 4.1 pct in January, 568,000 jobs created

All News 08:00 February 12, 2020

SEJONG, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's jobless rate fell in January, and job additions came to 568,000, data showed Wednesday.

The unemployment rate decreased 0.4 percentage point on-year to 4.1 percent, and the number of employed people reached 26.8 million in January, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea.

The unemployment rate for young adults -- those aged between 15 and 29 -- declined to 7.7 percent last month from 8.9 percent tallied a year earlier.

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