|Title||2013 Foreigner Labour Force Survey|
- The number of employed foreigners was 760 thousand persons in May 2013, which dropped by 31 thousand persons
(-3.9%) from June 2012. The employment-population ratio for foreigners recorded 67.5 percent in May 2013,
down 3.5%p from June 2012.
- As for the employed foreigners by industry, the number of employed foreigners in 'Manufacturing' showed an
increase. In the meantime, the number of employed foreigners in 'Construction', 'Wholesale & Retail
Trade and Hotels and Restaurants' and 'Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' showed a decrease. As for the
employed foreigners by occupation, 'Elementary workers' showed a rise, while 'Craft workers and machine
operating & assembling workers' showed a drop.
- As for the employed foreigners by status of sojourn, 'Non-professional employment (E-9)', 'Working visit (H-2)' and
'Overseas Koreans (F-4)' occupied the majority of the employed foreigners. Compared to June 2012, 'Overseas
Koreans (F-4)' and 'Permanent residence (F-5)' recorded an increase, while 'Working visit (H-2)' and
'Non-professional employment (E-9)' recorded a decrease.
- As for the employed foreigners by employment status, the regular employees occupied the largest share. As for the
wage & salary workers by monthly average wages, foreigners earning 1 million won to less than 2 million won
occupied the largest share.
- The economically inactive population for foreigners was 333 thousand persons in May 2013, which increased by
43 thousand persons (14.8%) from June 2012. Their economic inactivities were mainly due to 'Child care and home
duties', 'Rested' and 'Attending a regular school'.
- As for the total length of stay in Korea, foreigners staying for 1 year to less than 5 years accounted for 56.4 percent.
Foreigners who had ever stayed in other countries (excluding Korea) for the past year accounted for 25.8 percent.
Most of them stayed for less than 3 months.
- For the past year, 28.3 percent of foreign students had ever worked in Korea. After graduation, 56.4 percent of
foreign students wanted to stay in Korea.
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