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[Monitor] Non-regular workers lose jobs six times more amid pandemic

By Shin Ji-hye

Published : June 24, 2020 - 11:00

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South Korea’s non-regular workers lost jobs more than six times as much as regular workers amid the pandemic, data showed Tuesday.

A local civic group Gabjil119 surveyed 1,000 office workers about how COVID-19 has changed work life from June 5-10.

According to the survey, 12.9 percent of the respondents said they became unemployed regardless of their will over the past six months. Of the total, 26.3 percent of non-regular workers said they lost jobs, 6.7 times more than 4 percent of regular workers. 

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