Apr 28, 2016

Job availability best in 24 years; unemployment fell in March

Job availability reached the best level in over 24 years and the unemployment rate fell for the first time in two months in March, government data showed Thursday, signaling Japan’s labor market remains tight. According to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, the job ...

Dec 15, 2015

Tightest job market since 1992 may weigh on Japan bonds

The nation’s most severe labor shortage in almost quarter of a century will support the central bank’s inflation target and weaken appetite for already low-yielding bonds. The Bank of Japan’s quarterly tankan survey on Monday showed it has not been so difficult for employers ...

May 29, 2015

Japan April job availability up to 1.17, best in 23 years

Japan’s job availability improved in April to its best level in around 23 years while the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 18 years, with companies willing to hire more workers on the back of an economic recovery, the government said Friday. ...

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 ...

Offers-seekers ratio at highest since '92

Jun 27, 2014

Offers-seekers ratio at highest since '92

Nationwide job availability improved in May to the best in about 22 years as the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent, the lowest in more than 16 years, the government said Friday. As companies became more willing to hire workers amid an uptick in ...