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  • Employment Status of Seoul Citizens by Age

    SMG 2911
  • 교육정도별_취업자 비중_E

    (Source: Statistics Korea (2009, Second Half of 2014), Study on Employment by Region)

    ▶ The average income of youth employees in Seoul was KRW 1.807 million, while that of elderly employees was KRW 1.287 million.

    In 2014, approximately 62.9 percent of youth employees were graduates of college or higher, but about 53.8 percent of elderly employees were graduates of middle school or below. Also, the average monthly income of youth employees was KRW 1.807 million, which was higher than the KRW 1.287 million of elderly employees. However, the income of elderly employees has increased by 25.7 percent over the last five years, which is much greater than that of youth employees, at 15.0 percent. In fact, the average income of both youth and elderly employees is substantially lower than the total average income of KRW 2.519 million.

    취업자수_고용률변화_E

    (Source: Statistics Korea, Study on Economically Active Population)

    ▶ The number of youth employees in Seoul has declined over the past five years, while that of elderly employees has increased steadily.

    The number of youth employees is on the decline, while the number of elderly employees has increased consistently from 207,000 to 306,000. Additionally, the employment rate of the elderly has increased from 22.5 percent to 27.0 percent.

    청년취업자_고령취업자_E

    (Source: Statistics Korea (Second Half of 2014), Study on Employment by Region)

    ▶ The number of elderly employees working in the fields of business facility management/business support, transportation, and real estate and rental was higher than that of youth employees.

    In descending order, the fields with the most youth employees were: wholesale/retail (174,000 people), accommodations/restaurants (128,000), and education services (96,000). For elderly employees, it was found to be: wholesale/retail (51,000), business facility management/business support (43,000), and transportation (31,000).