Jobs For Graduates Keep Dwindling

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Jobs for Graduates Keep Dwindling
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Jobs for Graduates Keep Dwindling

The job market for young people looks increasingly grim amid promises from President Moon Jae-in to make job creation his priority.

A survey by the Korea Employers Federation suggests there will be just one job for every 35.7 people who graduate from university this year. That means only 28 of every 1,000 applicants will land a job.

The KEF polled 312 companies nationwide and released the responses on Sunday.

In the same survey two years ago, one job was available for every 32.3 applicants.

These 7 Idols Had Part-Time Jobs Before Their Debut That You Never Knew About
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These 7 Idols Had Part-Time Jobs Before Their Debut That You Never Knew About

Prior to becoming household names, 7 of Koreas top idols worked part-time jobs just like many other teenagers.

Many teenagers and college students will work part-time jobs to help alleviate the costs of school, tuition, food, and even rent, and idols were no exception. These are the jobs that 7 of Koreas top idol group members worked prior to becoming stars.

Im Siwan is known as the idol representative when talking about perfect sons. Since elementary school, he was the class president and always received top grades. Prior to debuting with ZE:A, he majored in mechanical engineering at Busan University. He also worked as a private tutor, helping students with English, mathematics, and physics.

Which university and major had the most idol graduates?
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Which university and major had the most idol graduates?

According to a series of data charts recently shown on online communities, the Korean universities to have had the most idol graduates are Kyunghee University, Dongduk Women's University, and Kyunghee Cyber University.

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Kyunghee University, known for idol graduates such as Big Bang's G-Dragon and Daesung, TVXQ's Changmin, Super Junior's Kyuhyun, Wonder Girls's Yenny, and more has had the most idol graduates at a total number of 31, while Dongduk Women's University followed with 23, as you can see in the chart below. The other universities listed in the chart in descending order are: Kyunghee Cyber University, Myungji University, Global Cyber University, Dongguk University, Kyungki University, Dankook University, Sungkyunkwan University, Konkuk University, Howon University, and Digital Seoul Culture Arts University.

Over Half a Million Graduates Unemployed
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Over Half a Million Graduates Unemployed

More than half a million graduates are unemployed for the first time this year, according to first-quarter data from Statistics Korea on Sunday. And the so-called economically inactive population with university degrees -- who are not looking for jobs or have given up -- exceeded 3.5 million for the first time.

Out of 1.17 million people classed as unemployed, i.e., still looking for jobs, 543,000 or 46.5 percent had bachelor degrees or higher. Some 451,000 completed high school, and the rest left school earlier.

Rare Inside Look At How K-Pop Idols Non-Celebrity Girlfriend Feels About Her Boyfriends Jobs
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Rare Inside Look At How K-Pop Idols Non-Celebrity Girlfriend Feels About Her Boyfriends Jobs

Block Bs U-Kwon revealed how his non-celebrity girlfriend feels about him being in the entertainment industry.

In a recent photo shoot and interview with The Star fashion magazine, Block Bs U-Kwon talked about his public relationship with model Jeon Sun Hye.

U-Kwons model girlfriend, Jeon Sun Hye.

While most idols tend to date other idols or actors they have worked with, U-Kwons girlfriendĀ didnt have much experience in those fields.