Japan's jobless rate rises to 2.6% in April - government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's jobless rate rose and the availability of jobs fell in April, government data showed on Friday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in April, up from 2.5% in March, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed

Reuters May 29, 2020 07:05:52 IST
Japan's jobless rate rises to 2.6% in April - government

Japans jobless rate rises to 26 in April  government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's jobless rate rose and the availability of jobs fell in April, government data showed on Friday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in April, up from 2.5% in March, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed. The median forecast was 2.7%

The jobs-to-applicants ratio fell to 1.32 in April from 1.39 in March, marking the lowest reading since March 2016, labour ministry data showed.

(Reporting by Hiroko Hamada; Writing by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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