The Korea Herald


[Graphic News] More than 50% of seniors engage in economic activity

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Aug. 1, 2018 - 17:58

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Over 50 percent of South Korea's elderly are engaged in economic activity due to lack of preparation for retirement, and many are doing so for a living, government data showed.

According to the data compiled by Statistics Korea, Koreans aged 55 to 79 numbered 13.44 million as of May this year, up 512,000 from a year earlier.

The employment rate was 55.2 percent, up 0.2 percentage points over the same period.