Korea’s league table of top earners has been affected by Covid-19, with gamers beating the traditional captains of industry.
Monthly unemployment benefits fell below 1 trillion won ($897 million) for the first time since May. The growth rate of unemployment claims is slowing. The government easing on social distancing seemed to have helped small businesses.
More than 1 trillion won of unemployment benefits were paid out in August. It was the fourth consecutive month in which the government disbursements to those out of work exceeded that amount, though the total was slightly less than in July.