Some more brutal job figures for South Korea,… showing seven straight months of on-year decline due to COVID-19 and the related economic crisis.
According to Statistics Korea on Friday, 392-thousand fewer people were in employment in September compared to the same time the previous year.
That is a fall of one.four percent on-year the largest drop in four months.
The Finance Minister commented at a ministerial meeting that the recent surge in infections has halted the recovery in the job market.
But he added that the situation is better than back in March and April, and that October's figures are also expected to show an improvement.