TABLE-Japan jobless rate at 5.1 pct, job availabity up

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TOKYO, Jan 29 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s jobless rate edged down in
December and the availability of jobs improved for the fourth
month in a row.

Following is a table of Japan’s job data with economists’
median forecasts in parentheses:

DEC NOV OCT DEC 2008
(Seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment rate 5.1 (5.3) 5.2 5.1 4.3 pct
Jobs-to-applicants ratio 0.46 (0.46) 0.45 0.44 0.73
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(Unadjusted)
Number of unemployed (mln) 3.17 3.31 3.44 2.70
Number of employed (mln) 62.23 62.60 62.71 63.31
(including self-employed)
Number of salaried (mln) 54.55 54.66 54.65 55.24
Job participation rate 56.3 56.6 56.7 57.3
(y/y, pct)
Number of new job offers -17.4 -13.8 -18.8 -12.0

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

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/index.htm
(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be
seen only in Japanese on the labour ministry’s website.)

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(Reporting by Rie Ishiguro)

TABLE-Japan jobless rate at 5.1 pct, job availabity up