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Twentysomethings Now Enjoy Fewer Cultural Activities Than Teenagers

Twentysomethings Now Enjoy Fewer Cultural Activities Than Teenagers

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A new report has revealed that South Koreans in their 20s now spend less time enjoying cultural activities than teenagers. According to data released by Statistics Korea on Thursday, 87.1 percent of teenagers between 13 and 19 years of age enjoyed more than one type of cultural activity including plays, [...]

Infidelity Increasingly Blamed for Divorces

Infidelity Increasingly Blamed for Divorces

SEJONG, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of divorces attributed to infidelity by spouses amounted to 7,528 in South Korea last year, accounting for 7.1 percent of the nation’s total 106,032 marriage breakups, Statistics Korea said Saturday. The number of divorces resulting from extramarital affairs, cheating and other acts of infidelity has steadily decreased [...]

Private Education Spending Hits Record High in 2017: Survey

Private Education Spending Hits Record High in 2017: Survey

SEJONG, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Monthly expenditures on private education here reached an all-time high last year amid a steady drop in the number of students, data showed Thursday. Monthly spending on private education averaged 271,000 won (US$254) per child in 2017, up 5.9 percent, or 15,000 won, from a year earlier, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea. It marked the largest monthly total since [...]

Job Longevity Greater in Public Sector

Job Longevity Greater in Public Sector

SEJONG, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s statistics authority announced on February 27 its figures on public sector employment in 2016, which revealed average job longevity to be over three times longer for public employees than for all salaried workers.  Jobs at state-operated entities and government institutions combined, work positions in the public sector [...]

S. Korea’s Domestic Supply in Manufacturing Down 3.3% in Q4

S. Korea’s Domestic Supply in Manufacturing Down 3.3% in Q4

SEJONG, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s total supply in manufacturing fell in the fourth quarter from a year earlier on a decline in domestic supply, government data showed Wednesday. The manufacturing domestic supply index — which measures both goods produced locally and brought into South Korea — declined 3.3 percent on-year to stand [...]