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Number of employed in Korea soars by 588,000 in Nov.

Updated: 2013-12-11 (KST)
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But, first let us begin this Wednesday afternoon with signs of improvement in the nation's job market
The number of people who found jobs in Korea SOARED by nearly 600-thousand in November, the largest pace of expansion in more than one year.
Data from Statistics Korea shows that 588-thousand more people found work last month from a year earlier, bringing the number of employed in the nation to over 25 million.
The agency attributes the surge to more recruitment in the public health and social welfare service sectors.
The youth unemployment rate, however, rose to seven-and-a-half percent in November, up 0.8 percentage points from the previous year.


Reporter : emilyfwang@arirang.co.kr

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