|Title||Supplementary Results of the Economically Active Population Survey for the Young Population in May 2017|
□ The young population decreased by 73 thousand persons (-0.8%) year-on-year. The labor force participation rate stood
at 47.9 percent, up 0.6%p year-on-year. The employment-population ratio recorded 43.4 percent, up 0.7%p year-on-year.
□ It took 4 years and 2.4 months on average to graduate from a 2-year college or more, which dropped by 0.2 month
year-on-year. (5 years and 2.3 months for males; 3 years and 6.4 months for females)
○ 43.3 percent of university graduates had taken time off from university, declining by 1.3%p year-on-year.
* 96.0 percent of male students took time off from university owing to 'Compulsory military services'. 64.1 percent of
female students took time off from university owing to 'Preparation for employment or qualification exams'.
□ It took 11.6 months to get the first job after graduation or dropout, increasing by 0.4 month year-on-year. The average
service period of the first job was 1 year and 6.7 months, remaining the same year-on-year.
○ When being employed in the first job, the largest share (37.5%) of the young population earned '1 ~ less than
1.5 million won'. This share was followed by '1.5 ~ less than 2 million won' (29.6%) and '2 ~ less than
3 million won' (13.9%).
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