South Korean Shipbuilding Workers Continue To Decline

- Apr 11, 2018-

According to the Yonhap News Agency, the latest data from the South Korean government shows that as of March, the number of South Korean shipbuilding workers fell significantly for 12 consecutive months.


According to data released by the Korean Ministry of Labor, in March this year, the number of South Korean shipbuilding workers fell to 34,700, a decrease of 20.8% from the same period last year. Since the decline of 22.1% in April last year, the number of Korean shipbuilding workers has dropped by more than 20% year-on-year in 12 consecutive months. pipe fittings


Compared with the previous year, the number of shipyard workers in Ulsan and Gyeongsangnam-do, both South Korea's shipbuilding industry, dropped by 18,000 and 21,000 respectively. In addition, Jeollanam-do’s employment in the shipbuilding industry has fallen by 1,600 from a year ago.


At the same time, the number of people employed in other manufacturing industries in South Korea continues to increase. For example, the number of workers in the machinery and electronics industries increased by 13,600 and 7,100 respectively. The number of workers in the food and chemical industries increased by 8,600 and 5,400 respectively year-on-year, while the number of employees in the textiles and clothing industry decreased by 3,100 and 2,900 respectively. welding overlay


The South Korean Ministry of Labor's report pointed out that last month, the total number of workers in various industries in South Korea was 1,2978,000, an increase of 297,000 from the same period last year, an increase of 2.3%.