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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in South Korea

South Korea Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.9 % Mar/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 10 % Mar/21
Employed Persons 27145 Thousand Person | 27.145 Million Person Mar/21
Employment Rate  57.4 % Jan/21
Unemployed Persons 1095 Thousand Persons | 1.095 Million Persons Mar/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     South Korea - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in South Korea?

  • Unemployment Rate in South Korea decreased to 3.9 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 7.1 % and minimum was 3 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.9 Mar/21 14.04.2021
4 Feb/21 17.03.2021
5.4 Jan/21 10.02.2021
4.6 Dec/20 13.01.2021
4.1 Nov/20 16.12.2020
4.2 Oct/20 11.11.2020
3.9 Sep/20 16.10.2020
3.2 Aug/20 08.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in South Korea by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Mun Jaei-n 10.05.2017 - 3.6000 4.0000 4.0000 3.6000 11.11%
Park Geun-hye 25.02.2013 - 10.05.2017 3.5000 4.0000 4.0000 2.9000 14.29%
Lee Myung-bak 25.02.2008 - 25.02.2013 3.1000 3.1000 4.8000 3.0000 0.00%
Roh Moo-hyun 25.02.2003 - 25.02.2008 3.3000 3.1000 3.9000 3.1000 -6.06%
Kim Dae-jung 25.02.1998 - 25.02.2003 7.1000 3.4000 7.1000 3.0000 -52.11%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     South Korea - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in South Korea?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in South Korea remained unchanged at 10 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 13.4 % and minimum was 3.8 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
10 Mar/21 17.04.2021
10 Feb/21 20.03.2021
9.3 Jan/21 13.02.2021
8.2 Dec/20 16.01.2021
8.2 Nov/20 19.12.2020
8.4 Oct/20 14.11.2020
8.9 Sep/20 17.10.2020
7.7 Aug/20 12.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in South Korea by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Mun Jaei-n 10.05.2017 - 9.6000 10.6000 11.6000 8.6000 10.42%
Park Geun-hye 25.02.2013 - 10.05.2017 9.0000 11.3000 12.5000 7.3000 25.56%
Lee Myung-bak 25.02.2008 - 25.02.2013 7.4000 7.3000 9.8000 6.0000 -1.35%
Roh Moo-hyun 25.02.2003 - 25.02.2008 8.8000 6.9000 9.1000 6.5000 -21.59%
Kim Dae-jung 25.02.1998 - 25.02.2003 10.5000 8.4000 13.4000 5.6000 -20.00%
Kim Youngs-am 25.02.1993 - 25.02.1998 7.6000 8.8000 8.8000 3.8000 15.79%
Roh Tae-woo 25.02.1988 - 25.02.1993 6.3000 6.6000 6.6000 4.2000 4.76%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     South Korea - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in South Korea?

  • Number of Employed Persons in South Korea increased to 27145 Thousand Person (27.145 Million Person) in March 2021. The maximum rate was 27508 Thousand Person and minimum was 20268 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
27145 Mar/21 14.04.2021
27017 Feb/21 17.03.2021
26485 Jan/21 13.02.2021
26759 Dec/20 13.01.2021
27008 Nov/20 19.12.2020
26841 Oct/20 14.11.2020
26787 Sep/20 17.10.2020
26922 Aug/20 12.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in South Korea by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     South Korea - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in South Korea?

  • Employment Rate in South Korea decreased to 57.4 % in January 2021. The maximum rate was 61.7 % and minimum was 56.1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
57.4 Jan/21 28.02.2021
60.4 Aug/20 14.10.2020
60.4 Jun/20 19.07.2020
59.4 Apr/20 13.05.2020
59.5 Mar/20 22.04.2020
60 Jan/20 12.02.2020
60.8 Dec/19 15.01.2020
61.7 Nov/19 11.12.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in South Korea by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     South Korea - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in South Korea?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in South Korea decreased to 1095 Thousand Persons (1.095 Million Persons) in March 2021. The maximum rate was 1546 Thousand Persons and minimum was 695 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1095 Mar/21 14.04.2021
1127 Feb/21 17.03.2021
1519 Jan/21 13.02.2021
1284 Dec/20 13.01.2021
1153 Nov/20 19.12.2020
1170 Oct/20 14.11.2020
1088 Sep/20 17.10.2020
891 Aug/20 12.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in South Korea by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in South Korea

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 62 60
Wages 4Q/20 3469.061 USD/Month 3493.465
Labor Force Participation Rate Mar/21 62.5 % 61.6

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/20 24.7 % 23.9
Kyrgyzstan Dec/20 3 % 3
Mongolia 4Q/20 7.6 % 7.3
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 4Q/20 23.4 % 28.5
Tajikistan Nov/19 2.1 % 2.1
Cambodia 2019 2.4 % 0.1
China 1Q/21 5.3 % 5.5
Georgia 2020 18.5 % 17.6
India 2021 6.5 % 6.9
Israel Feb/21 5.1 % 4.6
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Mar/21 3.9 % 4
Taiwan Feb/21 3.73 % 3.75
Vietnam 4Q/20 2.37 % 2.5
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/20 16 % 18.1
Hong Kong Feb/21 7.2 % 7
Indonesia 3Q/20 7.07 % 4.99
Japan Feb/21 2.9 % 2.9
Kazakhstan Dec/20 4.9 % 5
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Feb/21 2.9 % 2.7
Malaysia Feb/21 4.8 % 4.9
Philippines 1Q/21 8.7 % 8.7
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 4Q/20 3.3 % 3.6
Sri Lanka 3Q/20 5.8 % 5.4
Thailand Dec/20 1.5 % 2
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.8
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2019 4.8 % 5.2
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/20 7.4 % 8.5
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2019 3.3 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2019 3.9 % 3.8
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2019 2.7 % 3.4
Brunei 2019 9.1 % 8.9
Mauritius 4Q/20 10.4 % 10.6