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S. Korea's unemployment tops 1 mln in January, with jobless rate at 3.7 pct

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Unemployment in South Korea topped 1 million in the first month of this year, with the jobless rate standing at 3.7 percent, a government report showed Wednesday.
The number of those unemployed was 1.02 million in January, up 12,000 from the same month of last year, according to Statistics Korea. It surpassed 1 million in seven months, indicating the still lackluster labor market conditions.
The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent in January from a year earl ...

 

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