Mar 28, 2014

Jobless rate edges down to 3.6% but offers sag

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February fell 0.1 point from the previous month to 3.6 percent, the lowest since July 2007, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said Friday. It was the first improvement in two months, but the number of new job ...

January jobless rate stays flat at 3.7%

Feb 28, 2014

January jobless rate stays flat at 3.7%

The unemployment rate remained flat at 3.7 percent in January, while job availability improved for the 14th straight month as the nascent economic recovery helped boost corporate profits, government data showed Friday. The number of people out of work fell a seasonally adjusted 0.8 ...

Nov 29, 2013

October jobless rate stays flat at 4%

The unemployment rate in October was unchanged at 4.0 percent from the previous month, while job availability improved for the first time in two months with corporate profits picking up on the back of the economic recovery, government data showed Friday. The number of ...

Project prods jobless young to test strengths

Jun 21, 2013

Project prods jobless young to test strengths

by Tomohiro Osaki

Only two years after establishing a company in 2005, young entrepreneur Yujun Wakashin found himself in an unexpected predicament: his co-founder and employees ganged up on him, ousting him from his own firm. Was there disagreement over management policies? No. It was because Wakashin, ...

March jobless rate falls to four-year low

May 1, 2013

March jobless rate falls to four-year low

The unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in March, its lowest level since November 2008, the government said Tuesday, as some companies increased female employment in the hopes of an economic recovery boosting business confidence. The figure was in line with expectations by economists ...