Japan's jobless rate rises to 2.4% in September - government

 Japans jobless rate rises to 2.4% in September - government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's jobless rate rose in September from the previous month and job availability slipped, government data showed on Friday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 2.4% from August's 2.2%, and compared with economists' median forecast of 2.3%, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio fell to 1.57 in September, and compared with the median forecast of 1.59.

A full table can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at:

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/index.htm

(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry's website.)

(Reporting by Yoshiyasu Shida, writing by Kaori Kaneko)

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Updated Date: Nov 01, 2019 06:06:16 IST