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Even if you work the same way… When men earn 4.13 million won per month, women earn 2.68 million won.

Last year, the female employment rate was found to be at its highest level since 2010. However, there was still a difference of 16.9 percentage points from the male employment rate, and in particular, the female employment rate by age group was found to maintain an ‘M- shaped’ characteristic due to career breaks due to childbirth and childcare. According to ‘Life of Men and Women through 2023 Statistics’ released by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family on the 6th, the employment rate of women aged 15 to 64 last year was 60%, 16.9 percentage points lower than the employment rate of men (76.9% )

. By age group, the highest rate was in those in their late 20s (73.9%), early 50s (68.9%), and early 30s (68.5%), while those in their late 30s (60.5%) who were experiencing pregnancy, childbirth, or raising children were due to a career break. It was found to be relatively low. The proportion of non-regular workers and low-wage workers was also higher among women. Last year, the proportion of non-regular workers among all female workers was 46% and 30.6% for men, and the proportion of low-wage workers was 22.8% for women and 11.8% for men, which was 1.9 times higher for women than for men. The hourly wage level of female wage earners was 18,113 won, or 70% of that of men (25,866 won). The average monthly wage was 2,683,000 won, only 65% ​​of men’s 4,137,000 won. Last year, there were about 1,397,000 women who took a career break. The reasons were childcare (42.8%), marriage (26.3%), and pregnancy/childbirth (22.7%). In particular, the career interruption rate among women with children under the age of 18 was 25.3%, which was 3.6 times higher than the career메이저사이트 interruption rate among women without children under the age of 18 (7%).

Women’s average monthly working hours were 146.7 hours, 14.1 hours less than men’s (160.8 hours), and their average years of service was 5.7 years, 2.5 years shorter than men’s (8.2 years). Among national civil servants at level 4 or higher, the proportion of women increased to 23.2%, and the proportion of female managers increased by 1.1 percentage points to 21.7% from 20.6% in 2018.

Last year’s statistics showed noticeable improvements in work-life balance. Last year, there were about 131,000 people on parental leave, an increase of about 16,000 men (37,884) and 10,000 women (93,245) compared to 2019 before COVID-19 .

The number of workers who took advantage of the reduced working hours system during childcare period was 19,000, a 3.4-fold increase compared to 5,600 in 2019. The number of workers who used the flexible work system, both men (17.3%) and women (14.4%), was found to have increased by more than 5 percentage points compared to 2019.

In addition, the proportion of responses that said ‘the wife takes full responsibility for dividing household chores’ decreased by 1.4 percentage points and 2.9 percentage points, respectively, compared to 2020 for both women (23.7%) and men (18.2%).

Minister of Gender Equality and Family Kim Hyun-sook said, “Based on these statistics, we will actively collect opinions from the field and promote policies that will provide practical help to the people’s daily lives.”


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