South Korea's jobless rate rose slightly in August as job creation continued to decrease.
According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, the number of employed people last month stood at 26-point-nine million, an increase of three thousand from a year earlier.
Monthly job growth hit the lowest point since January 2010, when it posted a decrease of ten-thousand.
The figure, which hovered around 300-thousand last year, has remained below 200-thousand for seven consecutive months.
The country's overall employment rate dropped three tenths of a percentage point on-year to 60-point-nine percent in August, while the jobless rate climbed to four percent last month, up point-four percentage point on-year.
The number of jobless people came to one-point-13 million, up around 134-thousand from a year ago. The figure marks the largest August figure since 1999, when it reached as high as one-point-36 million. It was the eighth straight month that the figure has been above one-million.
The unemployment rate for young people, aged between 15 and 29, came to ten percent, up point-six percentage point from a year earlier. It is also the highest August rate since 1999, when ten-point-seven percent of young people were unemployed.