The total population in South Korea was estimated at 51.5 million people in 2017, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, South Korea had a population of 25.0 million people.

Population in South Korea is expected to be 51.60 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Korea Population is projected to trend around 52.10 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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South Korea Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.20 7.10 3.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 26837.00 26812.00 26922.00 20268.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1100.00 1122.00 1546.00 691.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.40 63.50 63.90 48.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 96.50 127.70 149.40 91.30 Index Points [+]
Productivity 109.20 105.60 109.70 53.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 3737254.00 3457189.00 3917383.00 2460239.00 KRW/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 4067903.00 3692181.00 4562783.00 2520139.00 KRW/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 7530.00 6470.00 7530.00 600.00 KRW/Hour [+]
Population 51.45 51.25 51.45 25.01 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 9.00 13.40 3.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 61.20 61.20 61.60 56.10 percent [+]


South Korea Population

The population of South Korea represents 0.72 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 140 people on the planet is a resident of South Korea. This page provides - South Korea Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Korea Population - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.45 51.25 51.45 25.01 1960 - 2017 Million Yearly




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