Japan Jobless Rate Rises to 3.4% in August


The jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.4 percent in August of 2015, up from 3.3 percent in July but lower than 3.5 percent a year earlier.

The number of employed persons in August 2015 was 63.79 million, an increase of 0.3 percent from the previous year while the number of unemployed persons fell 2.6 percent from the previous year to 2.25 million. 

The labour force rose 0.1 percent from a year earlier to 66.03 million and population aged 15 and over was almost flat at 110.75 million.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.23 percent, the highest since January 1992. In July 2015, the ratio was 1.21 percent.

Japan Jobless Rate Rises to 3.4% in August


Statistics Bureau of Japan l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
10/2/2015 3:50:07 AM