|Release||Summary of Economically Active Population Survey [Monthly]|
|Labor Force||May 2020||27,899||27,554||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Labor Force Employment||May 2020||26,657||26,504||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Unemployment||May 2020||1,242||1,051||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Unemployment Rate||May 2020||4.5||3.8||%, SA||Monthly|
|Wage & Salaries||2019||896,988||866,864||Bil. KRW||Annual|
|Real Wages & Salaries||2017||766,202||734,010||Bil. KRW||Annual|
For South Korea, labor force status measures, by sex, for subnational areas, from the Summary of Economically Active Population Survey. Monthly from July 1982.
We obtain data from Korean Statistical Information Service (KOSIS), the official data-management webpage of the Statistics Korea.
Survey Population: Over 15 years old, who is currently living in Korea (Republic of)(South) during 15th of each month, except people working in military service, also prisoners.
Survey Geographical Coverage: Total 27,011 number of Sample survey municipality area. It composes 26,505 number of municipality which accounts10% of total population 2005 survey, plus 506 number of newly established apartments which accounts 10% of new apartment developments.
Survey Sample Selection: Composing 5 number of households as one area bundle, randomly select one area bundle and select 4 neighboring area bundles as a sample selection.
Every month with additional survey on March, May and August. Survey on Household.
The data are obtained from a sample survey, the Economically Active Population Survey, which is conducted by the CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal interviewing), CASI(Computer Assisted Self Interviewing), CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) through the regular interviewers of the Statistics Korea (KOSTAT).
Please note there are exceptions on coverage, persons living in collective households, the armed forces and prisoners are excluded.
International standard employment status
The data are compiled according to the International Labor Organization (ILO) definitions, but some definitions do not exactly align.
No. The data are final when first released.
Statistics Korea reports employment figures for an industry aggregate titled 'S.O.C. and other services [D TO U]'. This aggregate consists of all industries excluding Agriculture, forestry and fishing [A] and Mining & Manufacturing [B,C]