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Japan jobless rate up slightly at 3.3% in February

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 07:43

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Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up to 3.3 per cent in February, data by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed on Tuesday.

[TOKYO] Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up to 3.3 per cent in February, data by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed on Tuesday.

The median estimate from a Reuters poll of economists was for 3.2 per cent, matching the rate in January.

The jobs-applicants ratio was 1.28 in February, unchanged from the previous month, which was the highest in 24 years, separate data by the labour ministry showed. The median estimate was for the ratio to rise to 1.29.

REUTERS

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