1/3 of Young Koreans Trapped in Temp Jobs
Young workers are finding it increasingly difficult to find full-time jobs as they eke out livings as temporary workers. Three out of 10 young people who enter the workforce as temps are still unable to get permanent employment 10 years later. >> Full Text

N.Korean Economy 'Improving'
North Korea's economy and the standard of living of ordinary people seem to have improved, according to the U.S. Congressional Research Service. "Since early 2015, reports have trickled in about modest economic growth in North Korea," the CRS said in a recent report. >> Full Text
Per-Capita GDP to Drop for 1st Time in 6 Years
Korea's per-capita GDP is expected to drop for the first time in six years. The LG Economic Research Institute on Monday estimated Korea's per-capita GDP at US$27,400 if this year's real economic growth rate amounts to a conservative 2.6 percent and the exchange rate is put at W1,109. >> Full Text

People try to escape the heat at a waterfront park in Busan on Monday. /Newsis

Children attend an etiquette class in a Confucian school in Daejeon on Monday.

Japanese fans wait to catch a glimpse of actor Bae Yong-joon in front of a hotel in Seoul on Monday.

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