S. Korea adds fewest number of jobs in 3 years in March

South Korea added the fewest jobs in three years in March, data showed Friday. The number of employed people came to 28.39 million last month, up 173,000 from a year earlier, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea. It marked the fewest number of new jobs since March 2021, when the country lost 473,000 job posts on-year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In February, 329,000 jobs were added on-year, the second consecutive month that on-year job additions stayed over 300,000. The employment rate of people aged 15-64 increased 0.4 percentage point on-year to 69.1 percent last month, and the jobless rate also grew 0.1 percentage point to 3 percent, the data showed. Source: Yonhap News Agency

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