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New Data: South Korea subnational - LFS (Q) 1966 to 2018
Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 19:32 ET
By Jacky Cheung, Keith Golden
January 2019 -- Data Buffet now carries the quarterly labor force survey measures of employment and unemployment for South Korea and its provinces (36 defunct quarterly series 1966 to 2018).

We acquired this terminated quarterly subset to provide additional history relative to the active monthly series.

Dataset properties:

  • Measurement: Thousands of persons (#)
  • Seasonal adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Geo coverage: Country and all 17 provinces
  • Native frequency: Quarterly 
  • Date range: As early as 1966Q1 to 2018Q4

The series reside in the historical catalog (South Korea » Labor and Wages » Labor force status » Economically Active Population Survey » Summary by sex » Quarterly [DISCONTINUED]) and include, for example:

  • LWQEMTUQ.IKOR    = [DISCONTINUED] Labor: Employment - All industries, (Ths. #, NSA)
  • LWQUNTUQ.IKOR_DJ = [DISCONTINUED] Labor: Unemployed - Both sexes, (Ths. #, NSA) - for Daejeon province

The corresponding active monthly series reside under the adjacent node (... » Summary by sex » Monthly) and include, for example:

  • LWQEMTUM.IKOR    = Labor: Employment - All industries, (Ths. #, NSA)
  • LWQUNTUM.IKOR_DJ = Labor: Unemployed - Both sexes, (Ths. #, NSA) - for Daejeon province

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic. 

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