let's start with the government's latest plansto invigorate korea's sluggish job market... with unemployment in korea at record highs,the finance ministry is accelerating its plans to create more jobs and support start-ups. shin se-min reports. job creation took center stage at the year'sfirst meeting of economy related ministers on wednesday. finance minister yoo il-ho said the governmentwill step up its job-creation drive... by allocating more than a-third of its job creationbudget to the first three months of the year. "the public sector will add 30-thousand newjobs in the first half of the year,â€¦ with
17-thousnad new jobs in the first quarter." he said the new jobs will primarily be aimedat helping young people find employment. korea's unemployment rate hit a six-year highof 3-point-7 percent last year, while the figure for young people hit an all-time highof 9-point-8 percent. support for start-ups is also included inthe plan. minister yoo said the government and the privatesector will set aside roughly three-billion u.s. dollars to establish venture funds tohelp firms get off the ground,... and will aim to see investment reach over 1-point-9billion dollars. shin se-min, arirang news.