The General Accounting Office today announced (22) that the unemployment rate in July was 3.81%, a high since last September, mainly due to the fact that new people had been involved in the workplace during the graduation season. Accounting Office found this normal; The monthly unemployment rate averaged 3.68%, an annual drop of 0.08 percentage points, indicating that the current labor market is in a stable state.
The unemployment rate in July was 3.81%, an increase of 0.11 percentage point over the previous month, but a decrease of 0.03 percentage points over the same period last year.
According to the audit office, the number of unemployed in July was 45,000, an increase of 14,000 compared to the previous month, including the number of graduates with an unemployment of 11,000. Dissatisfied work and seasonal or temporary work ended with an increase of 1,000 unemployed and the number of unemployed in the workplace was reduced by 1,000.
Compared with the same period last year, the number of unemployed in July decreased by 1,000, while the average number of unemployed in July last year was 43 million, an annual decrease of 7,000.
In terms of employment, the number of employees in July was 11.44 million, an increase of 25,000 or 0.22%, mainly as a result of the entry of recent graduates and summer workers into the labor market and an increase of 83,000 or 0.73% compared to the same period last year. .
The average number of employed persons in the first seven months was 11.41 million and 2000, an increase of 80,000 or 0.75%.
In observing the latest unemployment status in the main countries (regions), South Korea (June) was 3.7%, Hong Kong (July) 2.8%, Japan (June) 2.4% and Singapore (Q2) 2.1%.