Labour Costs in South Korea decreased to 103.10 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 106.80 Index Points in the third quarter of 2018. Labour Costs in South Korea averaged 89.38 Index Points from 2008 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 125.40 Index Points in the first quarter of 2018 and a record low of 69 Index Points in the second quarter of 2010.

Labour Costs in South Korea is expected to be 138.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labour Costs in South Korea to stand at 140.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Korea Labour Costs is projected to trend around 142.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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South Korea Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 4.10 7.10 3.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27037.00 26972.00 27088.00 20268.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1134.00 1139.00 1546.00 691.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.00 63.60 64.00 48.50 percent [+]
Productivity 111.50 112.10 112.10 53.50 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 103.10 106.80 125.40 69.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 4021244.00 3359019.00 4021244.00 2460239.00 KRW/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 4654149.00 3922407.00 4654149.00 2520139.00 KRW/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 8350.00 7530.00 8350.00 600.00 KRW/Hour [+]
Population 51.61 51.36 51.61 25.01 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.10 11.70 13.40 3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 61.50 60.80 61.60 56.10 percent [+]


South Korea Labour Costs

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
103.10 106.80 125.40 69.00 2008 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
NSA, 2015=100




Country Last Previous
Australia 103.80 Mar/19
Brazil 117.40 Apr/19
Canada 108.49 Mar/19
China 104.30 Mar/19
Euro Area 99.60 Mar/19
France 107.50 Mar/19
Germany 116.69 Mar/19
Italy 111.20 Mar/19
Mexico 85.70 Feb/19
Netherlands 108.30 Dec/18
Singapore 110.80 Mar/19
South Africa 154.00 Sep/18
South Korea 103.10 Dec/18
Spain 106.00 Dec/18
Turkey 188.85 Mar/19
United Kingdom 105.60 Dec/18
United States 108.71 Mar/19


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