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Japan’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8% in July, down for the second straight month, despite a resurgence of coronavirus infections and a fourth state of emergency declared for Tokyo over the virus, government data showed Tuesday.

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell from 2.9% in June, which had also seen a 0.1 percentage point drop from the previous month, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. But the level is still higher than the 2.4% registered in February last year, when the Japanese economy had yet to see major fallout from the pandemic.

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