Jobless rate rises to 3.8% on July surge in job-seekers

Aug 29, 2014

Jobless rate rises to 3.8% on July surge in job-seekers

The unemployment rate rose to 3.8 percent in July from 3.7 percent in June as more people began looking for jobs to tap an apparent upturn in the economy, the government said Friday. The unemployment rate for women rose 0.2 point from June to ...

Mar 28, 2014

Japan's jobless rate drops to 3.6%, lowest since July 2007

The unemployment rate improved to 3.6 percent in February from 3.7 percent the previous month, government data showed Friday, indicating that the expansion in corporate profits has prompted companies to hire more workers on the back of the nascent economic recovery. The figure is ...

Jan 31, 2014

Deflation nearing end, 2013 data show

Economic data for 2013 show signs that Japan is moving a step closer to beating prolonged deflation, with consumer prices rising for the first time in five years while the employment situation also improved.

Oct 29, 2013

September jobless rate improves a bit to 4%

The unemployment rate fell a point to 4.0 percent in September, the government said Tuesday, indicating companies have become willing to hire more workers with the economy recuperating. The number of people without work fell a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent from August to 2.63 ...

Oct 1, 2013

Unemployment rate rises to 4.1%

The unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in August from 3.8 percent in July, the first increase in six months, as more people began looking for jobs amid increasing signs of economic recovery, the government announced Tuesday. Separate data showed job availability improved for ...

Mar 2, 2013

Jobless rate improved to 4.2% in January

The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in January from a revised 4.3 percent in December for the first improvement in three months as more women found jobs, government data showed Friday. But an official in the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said the ...