(measure: percent; Source: International Monetary Fund)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Unemployment rate forecast
, 1980 - 2026:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1980 to 2026. The average value for South Korea during that period was 3.63 percent with a minimum of 2.06 percent in 1996 and a maximum of 6.95 percent in 1998.
The latest value from 2026 is 3.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2026 based on 99
countries is 6.96 percent.
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Definition: The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). The series includes actual historical values for past years and forecast values for the current and the next few years.