June 30, 2017 / 12:36 AM / 2 months ago

BRIEF-Japan household spending logs record streak of decline -govt

June 30 (Reuters) - Japan government says:

* May rise in jobless rate is first increase since Nov last year, due largely to rise in people quitting to seek better jobs, new people entering job market

* household spending marks 15th straight month of annual declines, which is longest streak of fall on record

* household spending is showing signs of recovery from weaknesses Source text for Eikon: (Reporting by Leika Kihara)

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