The number of people in employment reached 26.7 million in August with the creation of 212,000 new jobs, the worst figure since February 2013, when it registered 201,000. p>
The sharp drop in construction contracting due mainly to the rainy season last month - which led many companies not to employ part-time workers - dragged the creation of total employment in the country, the agency said. p>
The number of new jobs offered by the hotel industry fell by 1.7% year-on-year (40,000 jobs less) in August to 2.3 million, while the transport sector were contracted 1.38 million people, 14,000 less than in 2016. P>
As for the unemployment rate of people between 15 and 29 years, the figure rose one tenth to 9.4% year-on-year. upward trend in youth unemployment in the fourth Asian economy is one of the pending issues of the Government. p>
The number of people economically active in South Korea in August increased by 0.8% year-on-year to 27.7 million, although the growth rate has declined from 1.1% in July and 1.3% in June.