March 31, 2017 / 12:01 AM / 8 months ago

Japan February jobless rate falls to 2.8 percent

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s jobless rate fell to 2.8 percent in February and the availability of jobs was unchanged from the previous month, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed on Friday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate compared with economists’ median forecast of 3.0 percent.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.43, unchanged from the prior month.

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A full table can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at:


(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry’s website.)

Reporting by Sumio Ito; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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