Manufacturing Jobs Keep Dwindling

  • By Shin Eun-jin

    June 01, 2018 10:16

    The number of employees of Korea's 30 largest companies has increased overall since 2013, but those in manufacturing jobs have dwindled.

    According to a report released by the Korea Economic Research Institute on Thursday, the number of their workers rose 3.6 percent last year to 1.32 million from 1.28 million in 2013.

    However, the number of workers in manufacturing stood at 630,000, down 2.9 percent over the same period. They accounted for 47.6 percent of the total number of employees, a drop from 50.8 percent.

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