More Women Self-Employed Than Before Pandemic

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    January 19, 2023 08:32

    Almost 30 percent of self-employed people in Korea are women -- the highest proportion since the global financial crisis 14 years ago.
    Statistics Korea on Wednesday said 1.66 million of the country's 5.63 million self-employed workers were women last year, accounting for 29.5 percent. 
    It was the highest proportion since 2008, when the figure stood at 29.7 percent.
    The number of self-employed women was higher than in 2019 (1.64 million), before the coronavirus pandemic.
    However, the number of self-employed men has remained under 4 million since it fell below the mark in 2019.
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