Japan Unemployment Rate Down to 4.2 percent in January

The unemployment rate in Japan decreased to 4.2 percent in January of 2013, from a revised 4.3 percent in December of 2012.

The number of unemployed persons in January was 2.73 million, a decrease of 180 thousand or 6.2 percent from the previous year. The number of employed persons was 62.28 million, an increase of 170 thousand or 0.3 percent on year. The participation rate was unchanged at 58.6 percent.


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2/1/2013 9:06:08 AM