TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate rose in September from the previous month and job availability slipped, government data showed on Friday.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 2.4% from August’s 2.2%, and compared with economists’ median forecast of 2.3%, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed.
The jobs-to-applicants ratio fell to 1.57 in September, and compared with the median forecast of 1.59.
A full table can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at:
(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry’s website.)
(Reporting by Yoshiyasu Shida, writing by Kaori Kaneko)