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Japan’s jobless rate falls to 2.7% in Oct – govt

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate fell to 2.7% in October, while the availability of jobs also fell from the previous month, government data showed on Tuesday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate compared with the median market forecast of 2.8%, the internal affairs ministry figures showed.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.15, down from 1.16 in the previous month, according to the labour ministry. Economists’ median prediction in a Reuters poll was 1.17.

A full table can be seen on the internal affairs ministry’s website: http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/index.htm

(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry’s website) (Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama; Writing by Kantaro Komiya Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)


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