TABLE-Japan jobless rate falls to 5.2 pct in July

TOKYO, Aug 27 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s jobless rate fell in July
and the availability of jobs improved, in a sign companies are
cautiously increasing payrolls.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2
percent from 5.3 percent in June, lower than a median market
forecast of 5.3 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:

JULY JUNE MAY JULY 2009
(Seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment rate 5.2 (5.3) 5.3 5.2 5.6 pct
Jobs-to-applicants ratio 0.53 (0.53) 0.52 0.50 0.43
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(Unadjusted)
Number of unemployed (mln) 3.31 3.44 3.47 3.59
Number of employed (mln) 62.71 62.80 62.95 62.70
(including self-employed)
Number of salaried (mln) 54.47 54.47 54.58 54.44
Job participation rate 56.8 56.8 57.0 56.7
(y/y, pct)
Number of new job offers +9.3 +12.8 +12.3 -23.4

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 5.2 pct in July