July 23, 2018 09:18
The number of long-term unemployed people hit an 18-year high in the first half of this year.
Data released by Statistics Korea on Saturday shows the monthly average number of the long-term jobless for the first six months of this year stood at 144,000, up 17,000 from the same period last year.
Long-term unemployed refers to those who have been searching for a job for more than six months. The monthly average of those giving up on looking for a job reached some 500,000, the highest level since 2014.
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