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Japan Unemployment Rate

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    The jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.4 percent in August of 2015, up from 3.3 percent in July but lower than 3.5 percent a year earlier. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.23 percent, the highest since January 1992. In July 2015, the ratio was 1.21. The number of employed persons in August 2015 was 63.79 million, an increase of 0.3 percent from the previous year while the number of unemployed persons fell 2.6 percent from the previous year to 2.25 million. The labour force rose 0.1 percent from a year earlier to 66.03 million and population aged 15 and over was almost flat at 110.75 million. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.23 percent, increasing from 1.21 percent in July 2015. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.72 percent from 1953 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 5.60 percent in July of 2009 and a record low of 1 percent in November of 1968. Unemployment Rate in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications. In Japan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

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