TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Japan’s jobless rate fell while the availability of jobs declined in June, government data showed on Friday.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.8% in June, down from 2.9% in May, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed. The median forecast was 3.1%.
The jobs-to-applicants ratio slumped to 1.11 in June from 1.20 in May, marking the lowest reading since October 2014, labour ministry data showed. The median forecast was 1.16.
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Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry's website. Reporting by Hiroko Hamada and Daniel Leussink Editing by Chang-Ran Kim