South Korea's jobless rate edged down in April from a month earlier as more people were hired in the manufacturing and service sectors, a government report said Wednesday.
According to the report by Statistics Korea, the jobless rate stood at 3.9% last month, down from 4% in March. The number remained unchanged from a year earlier.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April also stood pat compared with the 3.7% in March, according to South Korea's (Yonhap) News Agency.
The number of employed people reached 25.90 million last month, with 216,000 new jobs being created on-year, the report showed.
Manufacturing added 167,000 jobs last month with health care and social services contributing 83,000, along with 63,000 for the construction sector, the report showed.
The increase in jobs, however, represents a sharp drop from 338,000 new positions in March. This is the lowest increase since 201,000 jobs were created in February of 2013.
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