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Imports of Cats, Dogs Double in 2 yrs amid Pandemic-driven Stay-at-home Mode

Imports of Cats, Dogs Double in 2 yrs amid Pandemic-driven Stay-at-home Mode

INCHEON, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has imported twice as many cats and dogs this year compared with two years ago as people spend more time at home amid the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, customs data showed Wednesday. According to the data by the regional customs office in Incheon, a main gateway for trade [...]

Traffic Accidents Involving Personal Mobility Devices Soar Fourfold from 2018 to 2020

Traffic Accidents Involving Personal Mobility Devices Soar Fourfold from 2018 to 2020

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Traffic accidents involving personal mobility devices, such as electric scooters, soared fourfold from 2018 to 2020, government data showed Tuesday, raising alarm over the safety of riders. According to the data from the National Police Agency, disclosed by Rep. Huh Young of the Democratic Party, the number of traffic [...]

60 pct of Suspended Sex Crime Rulings Cite ‘Sincere Remorse’ by Offender

60 pct of Suspended Sex Crime Rulings Cite ‘Sincere Remorse’ by Offender

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Over six out of 10 suspended sentences handed down for sex crimes cited “sincere remorse” by the offenders in offering lenient rulings, a ruling party lawmaker said Monday. According to Rep. Park Sung-joon of the ruling Democratic Party, the number of sex crime cases between 2016 and 2020 that [...]

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has larger class sizes and lower employment rates among the highly educated than Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) averages, the education ministry said Friday. According to the latest edition of the OECD’s “Education at a Glance,” released by the Ministry of Education, elementary and middle [...]

Employment Insurance Subscriptions Drop Sharply in Coronavirus-hit Lodging, Food Sectors

Employment Insurance Subscriptions Drop Sharply in Coronavirus-hit Lodging, Food Sectors

SEJONG, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Subscriptions to the state employment insurance fell steeply in the accommodation and food service industries last month amid strict social distancing rules prompted by the fourth wave of COVID-19, the labor ministry said Tuesday. The number of subscribers in the lodging and food service sectors stood at 648,000 in [...]