Number of Employed High School Graduates Increase

D-Bo , Feb. 3, 2015, 10:47 a.m.


The number of new high school graduates who found jobs surpassed 10 million for the first time in 2014, Statistics Korea said on Monday. The number was up nearly 270,000 from a year earlier. 



High school graduates accounted for around half of newly hired workers last year. The rise also pushed the share of high-school diploma holders in the workforce to nearly 40 percent.

Statistics Korea attributed the gain to the government's policy to encourage businesses to hire high school graduates, along with a drop in college entrance rates in recent years.

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