South Korea’s 2021 jobless rate falls to lowest since 2017

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Men look at recruiting information during a job fair in Seoul

SEOUL – South Korea’s annual unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in 2021, the lowest since 2017, government data showed on Wednesday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was 3.8%, Statistics Korea data showed, higher than 3.1% in November.

(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Additional reporting by Jihoon Lee; Editing by Leslie Adler)