South Korea: Employment

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 South Korea

Employment, million people

 Latest value 28.09
 Reference December 2023
 Measure million employed people
 Data availability June 1999 - December 2023
 Average 24.62
 Min - Max 20.21 - 28.84
 Source Korean Statistical Information Service
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from June 1999 to December 2023. The average value for South Korea during that period was 24.62 million employed people with a minimum of 20.21 million employed people in January 2000 and a maximum of 28.84 million employed people in May 2023. Click on the following link to see the values of Employment, million people around the world.
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South Korea - Employment - recent values

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South Korea - Employment - historical chart - 1999-2023
Measure: million employed people
Source: Korean Statistical Information Service


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Definition: The number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 29.20 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.86 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.95 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.66 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 5.03 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 64.51 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 42.91 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.77 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 73.34 2023 percent
 Self-employment 23.45 2022 percent
 Employment 28.70 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 2.30 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 141.70 Q3/2022 index points
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