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Data: Number of People Tying the Knot Hits Record Low

Write: 2020-09-23 14:52:11Update: 2020-09-23 15:46:00

Data: Number of People Tying the Knot Hits Record Low

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The number of people who got married in the first seven months of 2020 sharply declined amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.

Statistics Korea said on Wednesday that 126-thousand-367 couples tied the knot between January and July, down nine-point-three percent from a year earlier. It is also the lowest for the seven-month period since the agency began compiling related data in 1981.

An official at the agency said marriages have declined amid a continued drop in the number of women in their 30s and also because of delays due to the pandemic.

The number of newborns in July fell eight-point-five percent on-year to 23-thousand-67, setting a new record as the lowest July figure.

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