South Korea - Total Employment





South Korea: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.IKOR
Unit #
Annual 1.73 %
Data 2017 21,626,904
2016 21,259,243

Series Information

Source The Bank of Korea
Release Census on Establishments
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2006
End Date 12/31/2017

South Korea: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Jun 2019 28,209 28,171 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Jun 2019 27,112 27,059 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Unemployment Jun 2019 1,127 1,134 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Jun 2019 4 4 %, SA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2017 1,363,560 1,359,356 # Annual
Real Wages & Salaries 2017 766,202 734,010 Bil. KRW Annual
Total Employment 2017 21,626,904 21,259,243 # Annual
Wage & Salaries 2017 Q1 133.51 127.09 Index 2005=100 Quarterly

Release Information

Collected by the Korean Central Bank (Bank of Korea - BOK), detailled employees statistics are available for the number of establishment and number of workers by Industry.  Over 90 industries are sub-industries are reported following the KSIC (Korean Standard Industry Classification). 

The following sectors (along with many sub-indices) are available:

  • All industries
    • Agriculture, forestry and fishing
    • Mining and quarrying
    • Manufacturing
    • Electricity, gas, steam and water supply
    • Sewerage, waste management, materials recovery and remediation activities
    • Construction
    • Wholesale and retail trade
    • Transportation
    • Accommodation and food service activities
    • Information and communications
    • Financial and insurance activities
    • Real estate activities and renting and leasing
    • Professional, scientific and technical activities
    • Business facilities management and business support services
    • Public administration and denfence ; compulsory social security
    • Education
    • Human health and social work activities
    • Arts, sports and recreation related services
    • Membership organizations, repair and other personal services 

On-site interview (together with distribution or mail, Internet research).

Data is preliminary and is subject to revision.

Data are collected at the establishment level.

For more information: http://kostat.go.kr/portal/eng/surveyOutline/3/3/index.static