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Young Korean Women Leave Provinces for Jobs: Report

(image: KobizMedia/ Korea Bizwire)

(image: KobizMedia/ Korea Bizwire)

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire)Young South Korean women in their 20s and 30s are increasingly leaving their hometowns in local provinces for jobs in Seoul and other major cities, a local think tank said Sunday.

In its report on young women’s jobs, the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET) found that an increasing number of young female jobseekers aged between 20 and 39 moved to major cities to find work during the 2008-2016 period.

With the gap in employment widening further between the metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, more young female jobseekers are expected to leave the provinces in coming years, the KIET report said.

In places such as Goheung in South Jeolla Province and Uiseong and Gunwi in North Gyeongsang Province, the number of residents is on a sharp decline and fewer jobs are available for young women in most industrial sectors, the report said.

KIET advised the government to generate quality jobs for young women residing in South Korea’s provinces.


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