Seoul Named Best City for Workers

Seoul is offering the highest quality jobs among 16 cities and provinces in Korea, according to a report.

The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade issued a report on Friday analyzing the quality of jobs available in different regions of the country and found that the capital ranked highest with a score of 64.5 in the job quality index.

KIET used seven indices put forth by the International Labor Organization and the EU, including joblessness, non-standard employment, wages and working conditions and time.

Seoul ranked first for ratio of professionals and highly educated workers as well as for workplace safety. However, the capital ranked second for equal employment involving women.

Daejeon in central Korea and Gyeonggi Province surrounding Seoul came in second and third place. Gangwon Province ranked at the bottom for job quality.

Ulsan, home to many manufacturing plants owned by major business conglomerates, came in 15th out of 16 cities and provinces. The industrial city ranked low in terms of job security, working hours per workweek and equal employment involving women.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 14, 2014 09:52 KST