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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.

PD Na Young Suk Shares Update For 2nd Season Of Newlywed Diary
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PD Na Young Suk Shares Update For 2nd Season Of Newlywed Diary

On June 15, producing director (PD) Na Young Suk spoke about the production status of the second season of Newlywed Diary and casting rumors.

He revealed to a media outlet, The second season of Newlywed Diary is currently being planned. I am once again only participating in the planning stage. Producer Lee Woo Hyung, who directed the first season, will participate in the production again. He added that the overall plan is not set yet and that he is currently focusing on New Journey to the West 4.

PENTAGONs Hui Receives Multiple Love Calls After Releasing Never On Produce 101 Season 2
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PENTAGONs Hui Receives Multiple Love Calls After Releasing Never On Produce 101 Season 2

After Never was released through Produce 101 Season 2, PENTAGONs Hui has been receiving a lot of attention as a songwriter.

Huis song Never was featured on the show as a concept evaluation song and was performed by contestants Lai Guan Lin, Kim Jong Hyun, Lee Dae Hwi, Hwang Min Hyun, Kim Jae Hwan, Park Woo Jin, and Ong Sung Woo. Upon its release, the song ended up doing really well, even getting No.1 on eight music charts.

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Pentagon's Hui receiving many love calls after composing 'NEVER' for 'Produce 101'
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Pentagon's Hui receiving many love calls after composing 'NEVER' for 'Produce 101'

Ever since composing the track "Never" for 'Produce 101' season 2, it seems Pentagon member Hui is receiving numerous love calls.

With "Never" being used by 'Nation's Sons' made up of members Pledis Entertainment's Hwang Min Hyun  Kim Jong Hyun, Brand New Music's Park Woo Jin  Lee Dae Hwi, Fantagio's Ong Sung Woo, Cube Entertainment's Lai Kuan Lin, and individual trainee Kim Jae Hwan, the song topped the charts and even achieved an all-kill.

As a co-composer of the song, his agency, Cube Entertainment commented, "Love calls have been flooding in, with many people wishing to work with Pentagon's Hui since the release of 'Never.' Hui was shocked by the unexpected reaction to the song and would like to thank everyone for the continuous love and support. He hopes to return the favor everyone with even better music in the future." Composer FlowBlow who co-composed the song is also receiving a lot of love calls as well.