SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Among South Korean cities and provinces, Seoul, Jeju and Busan were assessed as having a higher level of work-life balance.
Seoul earned a score of 58.8 out of 100 in the work-life balance index, the highest among the nation’s 17 major cities and provinces, according to data released by the Ministry of Employment and Labor on Wednesday.
Following Seoul were Jeju at 56.7 and Busan at 56.2.
The work-life balance index was calculated by tabulating the scores in four categories – work, life, institutional system and municipal government’s interest.
Seoul earned a high score of 19.9 in the category of institutional system including the use of parental leave.
Jeju and Busan each earned high scores of 18.3 and 17.5 in the category of life including men’s participation in household labor.
Ulsan marked the lowest score of 43.3 in the work-life balance index. North Gyeongsang Province (43.8) and South Chungcheong Province (46.0) also recorded poor scores.
Compared to the 2018 figures, Jeju marked the highest growth among the major cities and provinces. Jeju recorded a score of 47.5 in the work-life balance index in 2018.
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