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Japan’s unemployment rate inched down to 2.7% in February, government data showed Tuesday, as a resurgence in coronavirus infections led people to remain in their jobs rather than searching for new employers.

Separate government data from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare showed the job availability ratio in February edged up to 1.21 from 1.20 in January, for the second consecutive month of improvement. The ratio means there were 121 job openings for every 100 job-seekers.

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