S. Korea to allow parents to take simultaneous childcare leave from Feb.

now it’s Monday and that means it’s time for our life and info segment where we focus on information we do hope we’ll be useful for your everyday life particularly if you’re in South Korea from early next year both parents that means mother and father will be allowed to take simultaneous childcare leave in […]

S. Korea to post 2% growth in 2019 on sluggish exports, investment

South Korea’s look to post around 2% expansion this year it’s lower than previously expected mainly due to slower trade investment and consumption Kim Azam provides an overview of the local economy in 2019 South Korea is expected to post growth of 2% this year lower than the government’s original outlook last year of between […]

Moon says Korea has seen positive change on economic front

president moon gave an optimistic outlook on the nation’s economy placing particular emphasis on the improving employment figures the South Korean leader highlighted there are positive changes despite mounting difficulties Shin Semin shares with us his remarks president moon jaein is sounding confident on the economy he said its government’s expansionary fiscal policy will lead […]

S. Koreans aged over 60 find more jobs in 2019, while 30s and 40s struggle

South Koreans in their 30s and 40s have struggled to get jobs this year as employment figures fell by the tens of thousands according to statistics Korea the total number of people who found work between January and November this year grew a 281 thousand compared to the same period in 2018 however the growth […]

Jobless rate falls to 3.1% in November, 331,000 jobs created

now to some much-needed good news on the jobs front more than 330 thousand people were newly employed in South Korea November and the employment rate hit a 23 year high statistics Korea says the increase of newly employed has been above 300,000 for four straight months now the employment rate for people aged over […]

S. Korea’s working mothers still face low pay, job instability

convert the past Korean women have more opportunities to work after starting a family but government data shows many have to settle for unstable conditions with relatively low pay one in ten make less than eight hundred forty dollars a month Kim J help us look beyond the digits according to data released Friday by […]

Government to create over 50 thousand jobs in effort to nurture core industrial complexes

the presidential office the government and the ruling Democratic Party agreed to provide support in creating more than 50,000 new jobs over the next five years as part of developing core industrial complexes at Tuesday’s meeting at the National Assembly the three sides also agreed to provide comprehensive support to improve working conditions in construction […]

Income disparity improves, earnings for self-employed plunges in Q3

South Korea’s income disparity has never slightly in the third quarter mostly thanks to greater government support however household income for the self-employed saw the biggest decline in 16 years due to sluggish demand eun-jung main breaks down the digits for us the nominal income gap between the lowest and highest income brackets narrowed in […]

South Korea adds 419,000 new jobs y/y in Oct.

the country’s job market finally seems to be on a road to recovery there was a sharp increase in the number of newly added jobs last month as well as a fall in the unemployment rate our Kim Hanul tells us why the South Korean economy created four hundred nineteen thousand new jobs on year […]

S. Korea adds 419,000 new jobs y/y in Oct., employment rate hits highest level in 30 years

the country’s job market finally seems to be on a road to recovery with a sharp increase in the number of newly added jobs last month as well as a fall in the unemployment rate our Kim Hanul reports the South Korean economy created four hundred nineteen thousand new jobs on year in October adding […]

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