May 17, 2018 / 3:31 AM / 4 months ago

CORRECTED-S.Korea c.bank chief says hard to be optimistic due to slow jobs growth

(Corrects day in second paragraph)

SEOUL, May 17 (Reuters) - South Korea’s central bank chief on Thursday said it was difficult to be optimistic about the economy as jobs growth remained tepid.

Governor Lee Ju-yeol was speaking at an inauguration ceremony of the Bank of Korea’s new board member Lim Ji-won, who began her four-year term on Thursday.

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