GWANGJU, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The gruesome end met by a missing job seeker is making waves in Korean society. Bones from a body hanging from a tree were found by a resident in a secluded part of a park in Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju on April 11. According to a police statement, the bones belonged to a twenty-something individual who was reported missing on April 8 last year.
The individual was preparing for the national police qualification test, and was last spotted heading towards the park after finishing work at a part-time job on the day the missing person report was filed.
Police officers are currently working on the case, and expect that the young job-seeker committed suicide.
According to Statistics Korea, although the official unemployment rate among Koreans from 15 to 29 years old is 11.1 percent, the real unemployment rate affecting young Koreans is twice as high. According to estimates, the alternative unemployment rate, often called the real unemployment rate, was 21.8 percent in January and 22.9 percent in February.
By J. W. Choi (email@example.com)