TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate fell and the availability of jobs held steady in November, government data showed on Friday.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.2% in November from 2.4% in the previous month, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed. That compared with a median market forecast of 2.4%.
The jobs-to-applicants ratio stood at 1.57 in November, which was in line with October as well as economists’ median forecast, labor ministry data showed.
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(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labor ministry’s website.)
(Reporting by Yoshiyasu Shida & Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)