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12-27-20

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根據南韓統計廳一項對工作年齡人口的調查,在新型冠狀病毒最早到達南韓前的2019年12月,15歲或以上的沮喪勞工(或稱失望勞工)人數為53萬4000人。

自南韓1月20日通報首起確診病例後,沮喪勞工的人數就已呈現普遍上升,儘管按月仍有若干波動。相較於2019年12月,2020年11月的人數增加9萬7000人,達63萬1000人。

部分的研究分析師表示,沮喪勞工人數的攀升,無法完全歸咎於2019冠狀病毒病大流行。

More Koreans giving up looking for jobs 

According to a survey on the working age population - those aged 15 or over - by Statistics Korea, the number of discouraged workers stood at 534,000 in December 2019, the month before the novel coronavirus first arrived in Korea.

Since the first case was reported here on Jan. 20, the tally of discouraged workers has showed a general increase, though there were some ups and downs from month to month. Compared to December 2019, the tally for November 2020 grew 97,000 to reach 631,000.

Some research analysts say that the climbing number of discouraged workers cannot wholly be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.