TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s jobless rate fell in July to 2.2% while the availability of jobs declined, government data showed on Friday.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 2.3% in June, figures from the Internal Affairs ministry showed, and compared with a median forecast of 2.4% in a Reuters poll of economists.
The jobs-to-applicants ratio stood at 1.59 in July, down from 1.61 in June.
A full table can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at:
Reporting by Yoshiyasu Shida; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim