Major Statistics

  • 1. Economically Active Population Survey
  • (In thousand persons)
  • Economically Active Population Survey
    Category 2016 2017 2018
    Economically active population 27,418 27,748 27,895
    Participation rate 62.9 63.2 63.1
    No. of employed 26,409 26,725 26,822
    Employment Rate 60.6 60.8 60.7
    - Male 71.2 71.2 70.8
    - Female 50.3 50.8 50.9
    - Youth 41.7 42.1 42.7
    - Aged 66.2 67.5 66.8
    Employment Rate (OECD standard) 66.1 66.6 -
    - male 75.9 76.3 -
    - Female 56.1 56.9 -
  • 2. Wage & Working Hours
  • (1) Minimum Wage
  • (In won, %, thousand persons)
  • Wage & Working Hours - Minimum Wage
    Category 2017 2018 2019
    Minimum Wage 6,470 7,530 8,350
    Increase Rate (year-on-year) 7.3 16.4 10.9
    No. of Workers applied 19,312 19,627 20,006
  • (2) Survey on Wages
  • (In thousand won,%)
  • Wage & Working Hours - Survey on Wages
    Category 2016 2017 2018
    Nominal wage 3,106 (3.8) 3,207 (3.3) 3,376 (5.3)
    Real wage 3,076 (2.8) 3,116 (1.3) 3,232 (3.7)
    Consumer price index 100.97(1.0) 102.93(1.9) 104.45(1.5)
  • (3) Working Hours at Establishments
  • (In hour, %)
  • Wage & Working Hours - Working Hours at Establishments
    Category 2016 2017 2018
    All employees 169.4 (-1.2) 166.3 (-1.8) 163.9 (-1.4)
    Regular employees 177.1 (-0.9) 173.3 (-2.1) 171.2 (-1.2)
    Contractual hours of work 166.4 (-0.9) 163.2 (-1.9) 161.6 (-1.0)
    Overtime hours 10.7 (-0.9) 10.1 (-5.6) 9.5 (-5.9)
    Temporary·daily employees 107.2 (-5.7) 104.7 (-2.3) 98.6 (-5.8)
  • 3. Labor Dispute
  • (In case, day)
  • Wage & Working Hours - Wage Bargaining
    Category 2016 2017 2018
    No. of Disputes 120 101 101
    No. of Illegal Disputes 5 3 3
    No. of Work Days Lost 2,034,751 861,783 861,783
  • 4. Coverage of Employment Insurance
  • (1) Number of Insured Persons under Employment Insurance
  • (In each, thousand)
  • Number of Insured Persons under Employment Insurance
    Category 2016 2017 2018
    No. of covered establishments 2,175 2,211 2,308
    No. of Insured Persons 12,655 12,959 13,432
  • (2) Number of Recipients of Unemployment Benefit and Amount Paid
  • (In thousand persons, in billion won)
  • Coverage of Employment Insurance - Number of Recipients of Unemployment Benefit and Amount Paid
    Category 2016 2017 2018
    No. of new applicants 958 944 1,067
    No. of recipients 1,278 1,272 1,391
    Amount of benefits paid 4,890 5,239 6,684
  • 5. Industrial Accident
  • (In person, %)
  • Industrial Accident - Wage Bargaining
    Category 2015 2016 2017
    No. of employees (in thousand) 17,969 18,432 18,560
    No. of the injured 90,129 90,656 89,848
    No. of deaths 1,810 1,777 1,957
    Accident rate(%) 0.50 0.49 0.48
    No. of deaths per 10,000 people 1.01 0.96 1.05
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