May 28, 2014 11:00
The labor participation rate of women in their 30s hit a record high last year. According to Statistics Korea, the percentage of women between the ages of 30 and 39 with jobs stood at 57 percent.
The number has been growing by about 1 percentage point each year since 2009, with the exception of 2008 when the global financial crisis hit. Experts mainly attribute the growth to more women receiving higher education and delaying marriage.
Government measures such as encouraging companies to provide more flexible working hours for women have helped more enter the workforce, but experts say the private sector needs to follow suit.
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