Korea's industrial output declined for the first time in eight months in January, data showed Tuesday, in the latest sign that the country's economic recovery momentum still remains weak amid the pandemic.
According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, in Nhttps://ijam.joins.net/resources/image_onln_path/2021/01/27/dc246a46-1d51-4f72-804b-caf97ca47520.jpgovember 20,085 newborns were reported, which is a 15.3 percent decline year-on-year, or 3,642 fewer.
While the number of jobs in the public sector increased by over 6 percent in 2019, the number of jobs in the private sector increased only 2 percent.
Park Sun-mee, a 41-year-old resident of Jayang-dong, eastern Seoul, uneasily picked up a carton of eggs at her local Emart last weekend.
The inflation rate was a measly 0.5 percent as consumer demand was suppressed by the coronavirus pandemic. it was the second consecutive year in which inflation was below 1 percent, which suggests structural economic woes beyond the pandemic.
Industrial output improved in November, although the impact of the most recent wave of coronavirus infections may be felt this month.
The number of newlyweds that owned homes in 2019 decreased compared to a year earlier, and the amount of their outstanding loans increased — showing the impact of rising real estate prices.
Koreans are on average living beyond their means, and increasingly so, recent statistics show.
People living alone now account for one-third of all households as Korea's demographics evolve rapidly.
According to the latest study by Statistics Korea, the number of women whose careers have been cut short as of April this year amounted to 1.5 million people. When compared to the same period a year ago, that figure was 193,000 less.