• Kyodo


The number of people under 30 who committed suicide last year over job-hunting futility hit 150 as the employment rate for college graduates sank to a record-low 91 percent, and the jobless rate for youths was nearly double the national average, the National Police Agency said Sunday.

The suicides were around 2.5 times worse than in 2007, when the NPA began tracking such data, but down slightly from 159 in 2010, it said.

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