November 29, 2019 / 3:09 AM / 11 days ago

Japan's jobless rate stays at 2.4% in October - government

FILE PHOTO: People walk at an office building at a business district in Tokyo, Japan, February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s jobless rate stayed at 2.4% in October, unchanged from the previous month, while job availability was also unchanged, government data showed on Friday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate matched economists’ median forecast, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio also held steady at 1.57 in October from the previous month, and compared with the median forecast of 1.56.

A full table can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at:

here

(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry’s website.)

Reporting by Takahiko Wada, writing by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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