To understand the status of wage and salary employment positions and non-wage employment positions by gender, age and type of enterprise by connecting employees and companies
To provide basic data needed when making policies for job creation and when job seekers select a job
Positions occupied by those who have reported income tax or value added tax or who are covered by the social insurance system while they are engaged in production activities for a year
(In the meantime, as for 'Real Estate Activities and Renting & Leasing', those paying the value added tax are regarded as employment positions regardless of their production activities only if they have business registration numbers.)
(except employment positions occupied by unpaid-family-workers)
Survey Unit and Target Population Size
Wage and salary employment positions and non-wage employment positions
Survey Reference Period and Date
Survey reference period: annual
In Sep. 2011, it was reviewed in the interim (2011~2015) Strategy for using administrative data whether to compile Wage and Salary Employment Position Statistics with administrative data.
Wrote a plan to develop the administrative statistics for Wage and Salary Employment Position Statistics in Oct. 2011
Approved for the production of the statistics in April 2012 (Approval No. 101174)
Published Wage and Salary Employment Position Statistics (as of Dec. 31, 2010) in June 2012 (the first production and publication)
Added items for public and non-public sectors in Dec. 2013
The survey included (expanded) positions occupied by daily-workers and non-wage employment, and the title changed to “Employment Position Statistics” in 2016.
In 2018, the survey reference period changed from Dec. of each year to a whole year.
Method of Publication and URL
Media (Press releases), Statistics Korea webpage (https://kostat.go.kr), KOSIS (Korean Statistical Information Service) (https://kosis.kr)