South Korea's finance minister Hong Nam-ki is attributing the employment gains to the government's policies.
And the government, he says, will continue to focus on economic vitality and employment.
In a meeting Wednesday with other ministers, Hong discussed a range of issues such as ways to boost the content industry and strategies to strengthen exports.
Hong said over the next three years the government will invest around two.two billion U.S. dollars to help with R&D and overseas M&As.
He also said Korea will aim to raise the proportion of strategic and emerging markets in its exports to 45 percent by 2022 as a way of responding to uncertainties.