Japan Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.4%

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.4 percent in September of 2015, the same as in August and in line with market expectations.

A year earlier, the unemployment rate was higher at 3.6 percent.

The number of unemployed persons fell by 60 thousand or 2.6 percent from the previous year to 2.27 million. Employment went up by 370 thousand or 0.6 percent year-on-year to 64.39 million.

The labour force participation rate increased by 0.3 percent to 60.2 percent.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.24 percent, up from 1.23 percent in August, remaining at the highest since January 1992.

Japan Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.4%

Statistics Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/30/2015 12:05:35 AM