Japan's job availability at 43-year high, jobless rate steady

Business / Economy Aug 29, 2017

Japan's job availability at 43-year high, jobless rate steady

Job availability improved for a fifth consecutive month to a 43-year high while the unemployment rate remained unchanged in July, government data showed Tuesday, highlighting Japan's ongoing labor shortage issue. The job availability rate rose to 1.52 positions per job seeker in July, up from ...

Business / Economy Aug 8, 2013

1 in 5 university grads without secure jobs

A preliminary report by the education ministry shows that roughly 1 in 5 of the country's university graduates this spring were either jobless or without secure employment. The 20.7 percent of graduates in the category represented a 2.2 percentage point decline from a year earlier. Of ...

Japanese seek jobs abroad amid tough home market

National Feb 20, 2013

Japanese seek jobs abroad amid tough home market

Miki Hotta, 26, works in Jakarta as a reporter for a local Japanese-language newspaper after failing to land a job back in Japan with any of the firms she contacted. Hotta started job hunting in September 2008 as a Nagoya college junior, and sent employment ...