Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

Business / Economy Jul 31, 2018

Jobless rate edges up slightly to 2.4%

The unemployment rate edged up in June but remained near the lowest level in a quarter of a century as Japan continued to grapple with a severe labor crunch, government data showed Tuesday. The nationwide jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent, up from 2.2 percent ...

Business Apr 11, 2018

Trump signs executive order strengthening work requirements for welfare

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that aims to add and strengthen work requirements for public assistance and other welfare programs. The order, signed in private, promotes "common-sense reforms" that policy adviser Andrew Bremberg said would reduce dependence on government programs. "Part of President ...

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 ...

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 ...