I switch back to some domestic stories, new figures suggest South Korea’s job market is on the recovery track.
The number of people paying into employment insurance programs in April surpassed 13 million for the first time largely thanks to more jobs in the service sector.
The Ministry of Employment and labor says there were 13 million 92 thousand people working and contributing to employment insurance.
As of last month, a rise of more than 300,000 from a year earlier.
Most Korean employees sign up for the scheme to provide against potential layoffs, so it’s an indicator of the overall job situation.
The rise in subscribers was mainly in the servicesector including Health and Welfare,wholesale and retail and accommodation and food.