Japanese Unemployment Rate Unchanged in April

Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent in April. The number of unemployed persons was 2.91 million, a decrease of 240 thousand or 7.6 % from the previous year.

The number of employed persons in April 2013 was 63.12 million, an increase of 370 thousand or 0.6 % from the previous year.

In April, compared to the previous month, the employment rose in Wholesale and retail trade, Transport and postal activities, Scientific Research and professional and technical services, Accommodations, eating and drinking services, Education and Medical, health care and welfare.

Job losses were reported in Manufacturing, Agriculture and Forestry, Information and communications, Real estate,  Living-related and personal services and in Government services.

Japanese Unemployment Rate Unchanged in April

Anna Fedec anna@tradingeconomics.com
5/31/2013 12:50:15 AM