One in four young people are jobless, six out of ten gave up looking for a job, and three in 100 are reclusive loners. These are the images of young people reflected in various statistics released earlier this...
One in four young people are jobless, six out of ten gave up looking for a job, and three in 100 are reclusive loners. These are the images of young people reflected in various statistics released earlier this month. October used...
Total employment increased by 671,000 jobs in September on year, the biggest jump in more than seven years. The number of people working in Korea reached 27.7 million people last month as the economy recovered, led by strong exports.
Consumer prices in September grew 2.5 percent. With international fuel prices rising, consumer prices this year are expected to rise above an earlier government forecast of 1.8 percent for 2021.
Online shopping in Korea grew 16.8 percent from a year earlier on solid demand for food delivery services and foodstuffs amid the protracted pandemic, data showed Tuesday.
Industrial production grew in August along with retail sales and investment in facilities compared to a year earlier. However, compared to July, all three categories saw declines as a result of social distancing regulations and the pandemic.
A study by Statistics Korea released Monday found that 57.7 percent of people over the age of 59 said they made their own livings rather than relying economically on children or other family members.
A total of 27.6 million people were employed in August, up 1.9 percent on year, the sixth consecutive month in which the number of jobs rose and the fifth month in a row in which gains were above 500,000.
Consumer prices rose 2.6 percent in August compared to the same period a year ago, according to Statistics Korea on Thursday. August was the fifth consecutive month in which consumer prices rose more than 2 percent.
Household income fell 0.7 percent on year in the second quarter to 4.29 million won ($3,600), mainly as a result of the high level of government payments in the same period in 2020.