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Japan's job market softens in October amid labor crunch

Business / Economy Nov 30, 2018

Japan's job market softens in October amid labor crunch

The nation's labor market loosened slightly in October, government data showed Friday, though it remained near the tightest level seen in decades as companies struggled to find workers due to an aging population. The country's job availability ratio stood at 1.62, falling for the first ...

Japan's jobless rate falls to 24-year low of 2.4% in January

Business / Economy Mar 2, 2018

Japan's jobless rate falls to 24-year low of 2.4% in January

Japan's unemployment rate fell to 2.4 percent in January, the lowest in over 24 years, and job availability remained at a four-decade high, government data showed Friday. The figures suggest companies are facing intensifying competition to secure workers as the economy enjoys its second-longest postwar ...

Business Oct 2, 2015

August spending, jobs data temper recession fears

Household spending rose in August for the first time in three months and job availability improved to the best in more than two decades, signs that could temper concerns the economy has fallen into yet another recession. The 2.9 percent year-on-year increase in household spending ...