Japanese Jobless Rate Lowest Since August 1997


Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment declined to 3.4 percent in December compared to 3.7 percent reported in the same month of 2013 as the number of employed rose 0.6 percent and the number of unemployed decreased 6.7 percent.

The number of employed persons in December 2014 was 63.57 million, an increase of 380 thousand or 0.6% from the previous year.

The number of unemployed persons in December 2014 was 2.1 million, a decrease of 150 thousand or 6.7% from the previous year.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio increased to 1.15 from 1.12 in the previous month, the highest since March of 1992.

The number of new job offers rose 4.7 percent in December from previous month and rose 5.6 percent from the same period a year ago.

Statistics Japan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
1/30/2015 12:34:53 AM