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28 July 2020

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·     Number of people employed plummeted in the first two months since the outbreak: the drop was 1 million after COVID-19 > 920,000 after the Asian Financial Crisis (KHAN, 19 May 2020) 

·     Coronavirus drives unemployment to new high in Jan.-April (Yonhap News, 18 May 2020) 

·     De facto jobless up 800,000 in Korea since Feb. 1 (Korea Herald, 17 May 2020) 

·     Offline applications begin for virus relief fund (Yonhap News, 18 May 2020) 

·     S. Korea seeks to ease factory regulations for more reshoring (Yonhap News, 17 May 2020)

·     Finance ministry set to slash economic outlook amid coronavirus pandemic (Yonhap News, 17 May 2020)

·     Firms to cut workforce if virus fallout continues: poll (Yonhap News, 17 May 2020) 

·     Moon to convene meeting over state fiscal health next week (Yonhap News, 17 May 2020) 

·     Korean New Deal needs to include Green New Deal that includes vision for environment (Hani, 15 May 2020) 

·     S. Korea vows more measures to prop up virus-hit economy (Yonhap News, 15 May 2020)

·     Volunteers head out to help farmers (KBS, 15 May 2020) 

·     Lowest Employment Rate Since 1999 (KBS, 14 May 2020) 

·     Working Level Meeting over Job Crisis (KBS, 14 May 2020) 

·     President Moon Prepares For Post COVID - 19 Era (KBS, 13 May 2020) 

·     How what kind of post-corona world will S. Korea build? (Hani, 13 May 2020) 

·     Nationwide Disaster Relief Fund Payments (KBS, 12 May 2020) 

·     Moon urges speedy push for expanding quarantine system, employment insurance (Yonhap News, 12 May 2020) 

·     Online applications for virus relief money begin (Yonhap News, 11 May 2020)

·     Korea will initiate post-pandemic era (Korea Times, 10 May 2020) 

·     Korea mulls expansion of employment insurance to all workers (Korea Herald, 8 May 2020)

·     Gyeonggi Province to bay disaster allowance to marriage migrants and permanent residents (Hani, 7 May 2020)

·     Migrant workers forced to go on unpaid leave as manufacturers shut down due to COVID-19 (Hani, 5 May 2020)

·     President orders to carry out state projects (KSB, 29 April 2020) 

·     Migrant workers struggle to afford quarantine facilities (Hani, 29 April 2020) 

·     S. Korean government considering paying 70% of wages of USFK workers on unpaid furlough (Hani, 27 April 2020) 

·     S. Koreans returning to offices after weeks of social distancing and working from home (Hani, 27 April 2020) 

·     FKTU’s recommendations for overcoming COVID-19 to the Economic, Social and Labour Council (27 April 2020) 

·     KPTU Statement on New Stability Measures (KPTU, 25 April 2020)

·     How South Korea flattened the curve, and who pays the bill (International Viewpoint, 24 April 2020) 

·     Policy response to COVID-19 for SSE enterprises in the Republic of Korea (ILO, 24 April 2020)

·     [Fifth Emergency Economic Policy Meeting] Government to Invest 90 Trillion Won to Maintain Jobs: South Korea’s “New Deal” (KHAN, 23 April 2020)

·     S. Korea to pursue :New Deal : for post-virus economic recovery (Hani, 23 April 2020)

·     S. Korea’s Moon says to prepare third supplementary budget, hike subsidies to keep jobs (Reuters, 22 April 2020) 

·     Ruling party pushes opposition over virus relief funds (Yonhap, 22 April 2020) 

·     Moon unveils W40tln relief package for key industries, job retention (Yonhap, 22 April 2020) 

·     Brakes on a National COVID-19 Cash Payment in May (KHAN, 21 April 2020)

·     KPTU press conference today launching an ‘Aviation Struggle Brigade’ against mass layoffs of subcontracted cabin cleaning, baggage handling and catering workers for big airlines like Korean Air and Asiana (KCTU, 20 April 2020) 

·     TADA basic service stopped without any consideration for drivers (in Korean) (Kyunghyang Biz, 18 April 2020) 

·     195,000 jobs vanish: Pandemic starts to suffocate job market (Korea Times, 17 April 2020) 

·     S. Korea unveils 2nd extra budget of W7.6 trillion for aid to virus-hit households (Korea Times, 16 April 2020)

·     Employment Crisis Confirmed in Hospitality, Tourism and other Face-to-Face Service Industries (KHAN, 14 April 2020) 

·     Unemployment benefit cases surges amid virus (KBS, 14 April 2020) 

·     Environmentalists concerned over increased use of disposables amid COVID-19 epidemic (Hani, 14 April 2020) 

·     Seoul to provide payments to young people who lost part-time jobs during to COVID-19 (Hani, 14 April 2020) 

 

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