Unemployment Increases 1.6% In Busan Last Month

The number of people employed in Busan decreased last month and unemployed people increased.

According to the employment trend released by the Dongnam Regional Statistics Office today, 1.645 million people were employed in Busan last month, down 42,000 on-year.

The number of unemployed increased by 27,000 from the same month last year, while the employment rate fell 1.2 percentage points and the unemployment rate rose 1.6 percentage points.

Employees in the manufacturing industry decreased by 33,000 on-year, while those in electricity, transport, telecommunications, and finance dropped 13,000 on-year.

On the other hand, employees in wholesale, retail, food, and lodging as well as construction increased.

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