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Japan Dec jobless rate falls to lowest since '97

Tightening labour markets point to upward pressure on wages and inflation

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Japan's unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level since 1997, while job availability rose to its highest level in 22 years as labour markets continued to tighten at an increasingly rapid pace, pointing to upward pressure on wages and inflation.

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JAPAN'S unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level since 1997, while job availability rose to its highest level in 22 years as labour markets continued to tighten at an increasingly rapid pace, pointing to upward pressure on wages and inflation.

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