Business / Economy Apr 28, 2016

Job availability best in 24 years; unemployment fell in March

Job availability reached the best level in over 24 years and the unemployment rate fell for the first time in two months in March, government data showed Thursday, signaling Japan's labor market remains tight. According to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, the job availability ...

Business Dec 15, 2015

Tightest job market since 1992 may weigh on Japan bonds

The nation's most severe labor shortage in almost quarter of a century will support the central bank's inflation target and weaken appetite for already low-yielding bonds. The Bank of Japan's quarterly tankan survey on Monday showed it has not been so difficult for employers to ...

Offers-seekers ratio at highest since '92

Business / Economy Jun 27, 2014

Offers-seekers ratio at highest since '92

Nationwide job availability improved in May to the best in about 22 years as the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent, the lowest in more than 16 years, the government said Friday. As companies became more willing to hire workers amid an uptick in the ...