High school students hoping to begin work after spring graduation are facing the nation’s severest employment conditions ever, with just 50.7 percent of them having found post-graduation jobs as of the end of October, according to an education ministry survey released Monday.
The employment rate for high school students stands at its lowest point since the ministry began conducting the survey in 1976, down 4.8 percentage points from the previous low in 1999 and down 5.6 points from a year earlier.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.