OECD 주요국 일자리 상황 나아졌는데 한국만 제자리
Despite the Korean government’s efforts to put job creation at the forefront of its policy agenda,… OECD data points to the country’s still sluggish labor market.
Korea has fallen behind the rest of the OECD in terms of the number of people landing jobs.
What’s more… while the OECD has seen employment rates rise gradually,… Korea appears to be at a standstill.
Oh Soo-young has the details.
For most OECD countries, employment rates have improved during the first three months of this year.
However,… according to a report by the Korea Institute of Public Finance,… the only country that bucks that trend is Korea.
Using OECD data, the report shows the average employment rate for member countries was 66-point-eight percent in the first quarter,… zero-point-three percentage points higher than the previous quarter.
The eurozone saw growth of zero-point-four percentage points, reaching 64-point-seven percent.
The United States and Japan also improved by zero-point-four percentage points.
As for Korea, its rate of 65-point-nine percent,… which falls below the OECD average,… remained unchanged from the previous quarter.
However, the latest numbers from Statistics Korea show employment is back on the growth path with improvements in June, rising zero-point-five percentage points on-year, hitting 67 percent.
Still, there are concerns the employment rate will take another tumble in the second half,… as the fallout of corporate restructuring in Korea’s ailing shipping industry hasn’t been reflected.
The employment rate for Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Busan and Ulsan,… Korea’s major shipping ports are believed to be on an downward trend having fallen as much as zero-point-seven percentage points in June.
Oh Soo-young, Arirang News.
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