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[Graphic News] Jobless college graduates surpass 500,000

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Apr 24, 2017 - 18:20
  • Updated : Apr 24, 2017 - 18:20


The number of unemployed people with a bachelor‘s degree in South Korea surpassed 500,000 in the first quarter for the first time, Statistics Korea‘s data showed.

The number of unemployed college graduates is 543,000, unemployed high school graduates were tallied at 451,000 and middle and primary school graduates at 174,000.

The number of people who are jobless reached 1.17 million in the January-March period, up 1.2 percent from a year earlier, according to the government data.