• Record 2 Mln S. Koreans Choose To Rest Than Work In 2019

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The number of South Koreans who are able to work but instead are opting to take a rest has exceeded two million for the first time.

According to Statistics Korea, among the so-called economically inactive individuals, those who were skilled to work yet chose to rest reached an all-time high of 2,092,000 last year.

The figure represents a 12.8 percent on-year rise, the highest increase rate seen in 8 years, rising across all ages.

Analysts attribute the trend to the sluggish economy last year that affected the country's overall employment conditions.■

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