S. Korea’s on-year job growth picks up in Sept.

South Korea's on-year employment growth accelerated for the second consecutive month in September, data showed Friday.

The number of employed people came to 28.69 million last month, up around 309,000 from a year earlier, or 1.1 percent, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea.

Monthly job additions rebounded in August after four months of a slowdown.

It is the first time in three months that the country has added more than 300,000 jobs.

The country's jobless rate came to 2.3 percent in September, down 0.1 percentage point from a year earlier, the data showed.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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