South Korea's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.6 percent in January 2017, from an upwardly revised 3.5 percent in December. The figure came above market expectations of 3.4 percent.
The number of unemployed persons rose by 40 thousand from the previous month to 982 thousand while employment declined by 148 thousand to 26,402 thousand people.
A year earlier, the jobless rate was lower at 3.5 percent.
On an unadjusted basis, the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent.
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