Japan Unemployment Rate Rises in June


Japan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 3.7 percent in June from 3.5 percent in the previous month, as more people were looking for a job. The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.1 percent, the highest rate in twenty-two years.

The number of unemployed persons in June of 2014 was 2.45 million, a decrease of 150 thousand or 5.8 percent from the previous year. 

The number of employed persons was 63.89 million, an increase of 560 thousand or 0.9 percent year-on-year. Employment in education and learning support activities rose the most on the year (4.7 percent), followed by information and communications (4.6 percent) and transport and postal activities (4.5 percent). In contrast, the number of people employed in agriculture and manufacturing fell by 3 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively. 

The labour force increased 0.6 percent year-on-year in June while the number of people not in the labor force decreased 1 percent. 

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/29/2014 9:13:49 AM