South Korea's jobless rate edged down to 3.8% in April from 4% in March, the National Statistical Office said Wednesday. The number of unemployed persons decreased to 933,000 in April from 952,000 in the preceding month.

At the same time, the number of employed persons increased to 23.5 million from 23.1 million in March.

In April, there were 24.4 million economically active persons, up from 24.1 million in the previous month. The participation rate increased to 61.2% from 60.2% in March.

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