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Japan’s jobless rate steady at 2.4% in February: government

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate held steady while the availability of jobs dropped in February, government data showed on Tuesday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.4% in February, unchanged from January, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed. The median forecast was 2.4%.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio fell to 1.45 in February from 1.49 in January, labor ministry data showed.

(Reporting by Hiroko Hamada and Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chris Gallagher)