Elderly Koreans Become More Independent
Korea is graying rapidly with 15.7 percent of its 52 million population aged 65 or over, and many have to find jobs after retirement to make ends meet. According to a study of some 10,000 people over 65 by the Ministry of Health and Welfare released early this week, 36.9 percent were economically active last year, up from 30 percent in 2008.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Lockdown Extended Another 3 Weeks
The current lockdown has been extended for three more weeks until July 4, health authorities said Friday. Coronavirus vaccinations are slightly picking up pace, and the government is mulling a gradual easing from next month.
NORTH KOREA
Kim Jong-un's Weight Loss Prompts Health Speculation
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to have lost weight in the first public photos published by state media last week after about a month's absence. The Seoul-based NK News website said Kim is visibly thinner in the photos compared to late April.
BUSINESS
Seoul Apartments Cost over 10 Times Average Income
Apartment prices in Seoul have risen to more than 10 times the average annual household income. Incomes have not increased significantly but real estate prices have surged, so the price-to-income ratio has risen from 7.1 times to 10.4 since 2017.