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A total of 223,243 nonregular employees, mainly temporary workers, lost or are expected to lose their jobs between last October and this September, up 3.2 percent from a similar survey in May, the labor ministry said Tuesday.

The ministry said following the May survey that 207,381 nonregular employees lost or were expected to lose jobs between October and June, with the number marking an 8 percent rise from the previous survey in March.

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