Youth Unemployment in Korea Is Pushing Some Job Seekers Abroad

  • Government website connects Koreans to employers overseas
  • Overall jobless rate of 3.4% is the lowest since January

Jobseekers speak with recruitment representatives at a job fair in Goyang, South Korea.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Under the hood of South Korea’s jobs report Wednesday is a youth unemployment rate so stubbornly high that the government is helping young job seekers look overseas for work.

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