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A record high 63 percent of women aged between 15 and 64 held jobs in September, up 2 percentage points from a year earlier, according to a labor force survey by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry.

The rise reflects a growing number of companies hiring women as well as an increase in single working women amid the recent tendency to postpone marriage, it said, adding that an increase was particularly evident among women in their 30s.

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