Japanese Unemployment Rises to 4.1% in August

In August, Japan's jobless rate increased 0.3 percentage points to 4.1 percent, the highest level since May. The number of unemployed persons was 2.71 million, a decrease of 60 thousand or 2.2 percent from the previous year. Youth unemployment was 6.9 percent.
Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com 10/1/2013 8:59:17 AM
The number of employed persons in August of 2013 was 63.10 million, an increase of 290 thousand or 0.5 percent from the previous year. The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 0.95, the highest level in 5 years.

Compared to the same month a year earlier, employment rose the most in information and communication (7.3 percent), government (7.2 percent) and medical and health care (+3.7 percent). The biggest job losses were reported in agriculture (-6.8 percent), scientific research and education (-2.8 percent).

Japanese Unemployment Rises to 4.1% in August