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1 in 5 Unemployed Young People Give up Looking for Jobs
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1 in 5 Unemployed Young People Give up Looking for Jobs

Some 329,000 unemployed people have given up looking for jobs and are just staying home, accounting for 22.4 percent of all jobless people, Statistics Korea said Thursday. That is almost twice the number of unemployed young people who are looking for jobs.

Among the jobless young, 256,000 said they have given up looking for work, accounting for 17.4 percent of young unemployed people.

Economists fear that the so-called "NEET" tribe (Not in Education, Employment or Training) is growing. According to the OECD, 18 percent of Koreans between 15 to 29 are NEETs, compared to an average 14.6 percent among OECD nations.

Watch: Wanna One Plays High Pitch Game And Records Personal Wake-Up Calls For Fans
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Watch: Wanna One Plays High Pitch Game And Records Personal Wake-Up Calls For Fans

In another preview for the upcoming episode of Oppas Thoughts, Wanna One members Hwang Min Hyun, Kang Daniel, Lee Dae Hwi, Kim Jae Hwan, and Park Ji Hoon fulfilled the requests from their fans.

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The first request was for Wanna One to play the Cleopatra Game, which is when one person sings a line and the next person has to sing it in a higher pitch, and so on. Lee Dae Hwi went first, then Kang Daniel who suddenly increased the pitch, followed by Park Ji Hoon, then Hwang Min Hyun who had to shout the line.

TVXQs Yunho To Make Acting Comeback Through Lead Role In Drama Directed By Another Oh Hae Young PD
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TVXQs Yunho To Make Acting Comeback Through Lead Role In Drama Directed By Another Oh Hae Young PD

On May 25, it was confirmed that TVXQs Yunho will be making a comeback as an actor through a drama titled Meloholic (working title).

Meloholic is based on a webtoon in which the lead character, who has the power to read peoples minds, meets and falls in love with a woman who has a split personality.

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The news is attracting a good deal of attention as this will be his first project since being discharged from the military a month ago. Furthermore, the drama will be headed by PD Song Hyun Wook, who has directed dramas like Another Oh Hae Young, Introvert Boss, and Marriage, Not Dating. The multi-platform drama will be produced by the same team that produced popular KBS2 drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and will begin filming late May.

Lee Si Young to stay on with 'Three Great Emperors' + Highlight to guest
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Lee Si Young to stay on with 'Three Great Emperors' + Highlight to guest

Actress Lee Si Young will be staying on as part of SBS' 'Baek Jong Won's Three Great Emperors'.

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On May 25, a rep from the food show confirmed, "Lee Si Young is not leaving... She's eager to stay with the show. She'll be negotiating her drama filming schedule." 'Three Great Emperors' recently went through a reformat that's been popular with viewers, and Lee Si Young has a been a steady part of the show.

The guests on the May 26th episode are Highlight, the group formerly known as B2ST. 

Kyung Soo Jin To Play Opposite Of TVXQs Yunho In New Drama Directed By “Another Oh Hae Young” PD
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Kyung Soo Jin To Play Opposite Of TVXQs Yunho In New Drama Directed By “Another Oh Hae Young” PD

A leading lady has been confirmed for upcoming drama, Meloholic (working title)!

After reports of her casting, actress Kyung Soo Jins agency Star House affirmed the news that she will be playing the female lead in a new production that will star TVXQs Yunho as the male lead.

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Meloholic is a romantic comedy and mystery drama based on a webtoon of the same name, where a man who has the ability to read minds falls in love with a woman with a split personality. Kyung Soo Jin most recently starred in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, and many are looking forward to seeing how she will pull off double personalities in this upcoming project.