An actor of the musical "Jump" is seen backstage before the show, in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 26, 2008. One of the world leaders in innovation, South Koreans are using new measures to tackle recent economic hardships. Since 2009, millions of South Koreans have been working less--in the first quarter of 2009, the average work week fell by 3.5 percent in the country. And although thousands have lost their jobs, the unemployment rate has not increased. The state has earmarked 2.5 billion euros to create 550 thousand jobs and freeze the salaries of civil servants, and many South Koreans have voluntarily frozen ten percent of their salary--the government wants every South Korean to feel responsible for the economy of the state.
This content not available to be downloaded through Quick Pic
Content available for editorial use, pre-approval required for all other uses.
Not available for license to or for use in the Netherlands. For multi-territory license please contact your Corbis Account Representative.
Not available for license to or for use in Greece. For multi-territory license please contact your Corbis Account Representative.
Uncompressed file sizes and pixel dimensions are approximate. Grayscale images are 1/3 the file size of RGB files. Files downloaded directly from the website are compressed JPEG format. You may request a TIFF file, if available, or a larger interpolated size for your output needs. Please contact Customer Service for associated production fees.