< Supplementary Results for the Young Population Aged 15 to 29 >
□ The employment-population ratio for the young population stood at 41.4 percent in May 2010, up 0.1%p from 41.3 percent in May 2009.
□ The share of students and students on temporary leave showed an upward trend at 51.3 percent (4,987 thousand persons) of the total young population, which was caused by the increase in the share of students and students on temporary leave aged 20 to 29.
□ 43.6 percent (4,242 thousand persons) of the young population had a job experience. Their major job experience was ’part-time job’, followed by ’full-time job’.
□ 39.7 percent of people took time off from the university, which showed an upward trend since 2007.
□ The economically inactive young population was 5,418 thousand persons. Out of them, 540 thousand people prepared for employment examinations. The largest share prepared for the ’examinations of general public officials.
< Supplementary Results for the Old Population Aged 55 to 79 >
□ The employment-population ratio for the old population stood at 50.4 percent in May 2010, up 1.5%p from 48.9 percent in May 2009.
□ As for the longest serving job, the old population worked for 19 years and 8 months on average, continuing a downward trend.
□ The largest population (6,562 thousand persons) quit their job from their longest serving job on account of ’poor business activities, a shutdown of operations, layoffs or closing of businesses’, ’poor health’, etc.
□ As for the job-seeking route of job seekers totaling 1,505 thousand people for the past one year, ’to ask friends or relatives to recommend job seekers’ occupied 34.8 percent, which was followed by ’public job brokers’ (32.4 percent).
□ The unemployed and economically inactive old population amounted to 4,701 thousand persons. Out of them, 11.4 percent (537 thousand persons) had job seeking activities for the past one year. 88.6 percent (4,164 thousand persons) had no job seeking activities because of ’poor health’ and ’old age’.
□ 45.9 percent of the old population totaling 4,348 thousand people received a pension for the past one year. The percentage of pensioners showed an increasing trend.
□ 60.1 percent of the old population totaling 5,697 thousand people wanted to have a job in the future, up 2.5%p from the previous year.
□ Out of the old population (5,697 thousand persons) who wanted to have a job in the future, 32.8 percent considered the ’salary level’ first. This percentage was followed by the ’possibility of continuing to work’ (22. percent).
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