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S. Korea saw biggest natural population decline for month of April
Updated: 2022-06-22 10:00:37 KST
This year, South Korea saw its sharpest population decline for the month of April.
Figures released by Statistics Korea on Wednesday shows, the lowest recorded number of April newborns, at just over 21-thousand, down 7 percent on-year.
That's the 77th-consecutive month of on-year decline.
The number of deaths soared over 46 percent to almost 37-thousand.
That's the most deaths in the month of April since records began in 1983.
The number of marriages edged down point-4 percent,… with the number continually dropping since 2012.
Reporter : sbshin@arirang.com