TABLE-Japan jobless rate falls to 5.0 pct in Sept

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TOKYO, Oct 29 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s jobless rate fell in
September and the availability of jobs improved, indicating
companies are cautiously increasing payrolls.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.0
percent from 5.1 percent in August, compared with economists’
median forecast of 5.1 percent, figures from the Internal Affairs
ministry showed on Friday. [JPUNR=ECI]

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

SEPT AUG JULY SEPT 2009
(Seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment rate 5.0 (5.1) 5.1 5.2 5.3 pct
Jobs-to-applicants ratio 0.55 (0.55) 0.54 0.53 0.43
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(Unadjusted)
Number of unemployed (mln) 3.40 3.37 3.31 3.63
Number of employed (mln) 63.09 62.78 62.71 62.95
(including self-employed)
Number of salaried (mln) 55.11 54.63 54.47 54.70
Job participation rate 57.1 56.8 56.8 57.0
(y/y, pct)
Number of new job offers +17.3 +19.0 +9.3 -20.8

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.)
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

TABLE-Japan jobless rate falls to 5.0 pct in Sept