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Japan's jobless rate falls to 2.4pc in December

Published: February 01, 2019 14:44:01 | Updated: February 05, 2019 14:20:17


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Japan’s jobless rate fell in December and the availability of jobs held steady, Reuters reported on Friday citing government data.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.4 per cent from 2.5 per cent in November, matching the median estimate, figures from the Internal Affairs ministry showed.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.63 in December. That was unchanged from the previous month and also matched the estimate.

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