Japan Jobless Rate Down in August
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.5 percent in August from 3.8 percent the month before, and below market forecasts.
The number of employed persons in August 2014 was 63.63 million, an increase of 530 thousand or 0.8 percent from the previous year.
The number of unemployed persons in August 2014 was 2.31 million, a decrease of 400 thousand or 14.8 percent from the previous year.
The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.10 in August, unchanged from the previous month and matching market expectations. The ratio was the highest since June 1992.
The number of new job offers fell 0.7 percent in August from the previous month and was down 0.6 percent from a year ago.
9/30/2014 1:27:36 AM