UPDATE : 2019.12.6 FRI 17:52
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S. Korea's jobless rate edges up in December

South Korea's jobless rate rose slightly in December due to seasonal factors, government data showed Wednesday.

The unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent last month, up 0.1 percentage point from a year earlier, according to the report compiled by Statistics Korea.

From a month earlier, it also climbed 0.1 percent.

The number of employed people reached 26.42 million last December, up 253,000 from a year earlier, unchanged from the previous month's rise.

The unemployment rate for young people -- those aged between 15 and 29 -- was 9.9 percent for all of 2017, marking the worst figure since the government started compiling the annual data. (Yonhap)


Kim Sua  edt@koeapost.com

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