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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in South Korea

South Korea Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 2.7 % Apr/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.4 % Apr/22
Employed Persons 28082 Thousand Person | 28.082 Million Person Apr/22
Employment Rate  61.4 % Mar/22
Unemployed Persons 782 Thousand Persons | 0.782 Million Persons Apr/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     South Korea - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in South Korea?

  • Unemployment Rate in South Korea remained unchanged at 2.7 % in April 2022. The maximum rate was 7.1 % and minimum was 3 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.7 Apr/22 11.05.2022
2.7 Mar/22 13.04.2022
2.7 Feb/22 15.03.2022
3.6 Jan/22 16.02.2022
3.8 Dec/21 18.01.2022
3 Sep/21 13.10.2021
2.8 Aug/21 14.09.2021
3.3 Jul/21 11.08.2021


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 increased to 7.4 % in April 2022. The maximum rate was 13.4 % and minimum was 3.8 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
7.4 Apr/22 14.05.2022
7 Mar/22 16.04.2022
6.7 Feb/22 19.03.2022
5.7 Jan/22 19.02.2022
5.7 Dec/21 18.01.2022
5.3 Sep/21 16.10.2021
5.8 Aug/21 18.09.2021
7.1 Jul/21 14.08.2021


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 28082 Thousand Person (28.082 Million Person) in April 2022. 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
28082 Apr/22 14.05.2022
27963 Mar/22 16.04.2022
28057 Feb/22 19.03.2022
27640 Jan/22 19.02.2022
27566 Dec/21 18.01.2022
27454 Sep/21 13.10.2021
27399 Aug/21 18.09.2021
27351 Jul/21 14.08.2021


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 increased to 61.4 % in March 2022. The maximum rate was 61.7 % and minimum was 56.1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
61.4 Mar/22 18.04.2022
59.6 Jan/22 17.02.2022
61.3 Sep/21 18.01.2022
61.3 Jun/21 13.07.2021
59.8 Mar/21 22.04.2021
57.4 Jan/21 28.02.2021
60.4 Aug/20 14.10.2020
60.4 Jun/20 19.07.2020


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 increased to 782 Thousand Persons (0.782 Million Persons) in April 2022. 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
782 Apr/22 14.05.2022
770 Mar/22 16.04.2022
780 Feb/22 19.03.2022
1038 Jan/22 19.02.2022
1079 Dec/21 18.01.2022
849 Sep/21 13.10.2021
794 Aug/21 15.09.2021
930 Jul/21 14.08.2021


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/21 3261.352 USD/Month 3277.469
Labor Force Participation Rate Apr/22 64 % 63.3

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/21 23.3 % 23.2
Kyrgyzstan Mar/22 3 % 2.9
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 1Q/22 25 % 24
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2020 0.31 % 2.4
China 1Q/22 6.1 % 5.8
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 7.8 % 7.6
Israel Apr/22 3.5 % 3.8
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Apr/22 2.7 % 2.7
Taiwan Apr/22 3.68 % 3.7
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/21 14.5 % 15
Hong Kong Apr/22 5.4 % 5
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Mar/22 2.6 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Mar/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Apr/22 3.5 % 3.5
Malaysia Mar/22 4.1 % 4.1
Philippines 1Q/22 5.8 % 6.4
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 1Q/22 2.2 % 2.4
Sri Lanka 4Q/21 4.6 % 5.2
Thailand Mar/22 1.53 % 1.64
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 4Q/21 8.9 % 9.6
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/21 6.9 % 6.6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2020 4.7 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 8.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 4Q/21 8.1 % 9.5