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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.

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[Spoiler] "Father is Strange" Drunk Ryu Hwa-young turns on Ahn Hyo-seop

Ryu Hwa-young's drunken behavior turned Ahn Hyo-seop on.

On the latest episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Father is Strange", Park Cheol-soo (Ahn Hyo-seop) was turned on by Byeon Ra-yeong (Ryu Hwa-young) who was drunk.

Culture Center yoga instructor Byeon Ra-yeong approached soccer instructor Park Cheol-soo first but he'd been shielding her off saying he had someone else. Byeon Ra-yeong had been denied even before she could tell him that she liked him, then she began to think he was gay.

Kim Sun-young-III to attend the Jeonju International Film Festival with husband and director Lee Seung-won-I
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Kim Sun-young-III to attend the Jeonju International Film Festival with husband and director Lee Seung-won-I

Actor Kim Sun-young-III finds the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival with the movie "Happy Bus Day", directed by her husband, Lee Seung-won-I.

"Happy Bus Day" is about a family that gathers in the eldest son's "Monster"house to celebrate the monster's birthday and having everyone spending the last ten minutes with the "Monster" on their mother's orders to relieve their wounds and secrets to it.

While this movie refers human trauma to a unique family, Kim Sun-young-III takes on the role of Seon-yeong, an ordinary but not so ordinary daughter-in-law. She's also someone with wounds to heal and the actress did an impressive performance in the movie.

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[Photos] "Bleak Night - Drama" Lee Si-young's first take

Lee Si-young is coming back with the actioned filled MBC drama "Bleak Night - Drama".

"Bleak Night - Drama" is an action drama about look outs who reveal the reality of the Republic of Korea today. An gang called Pasu is made up of a group of being whose lives are turned inside out overnight as a result of a crime. They overcome their pain and find justice by relying on each other.

Lee Si-young takes on the role of Jo Soo-ji, a former shooter and former detective.

She loses her daughter to crime and joins Pasu to find the criminal who is running from the law. Lee Si-young cut her hair short and prepared herself for the character of Jo Soo-ji.