Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.6 percent in September from 3.5 percent the month before and the availability of jobs fell for the first time in more than three years.
The number of employed persons in September 2014 was 64.02 million, an increase of 430 thousand or 0.7% from the previous year.
The number of unemployed persons in September 2014 was 2.33 million, a decrease of 250 thousand or 9.7% from the previous year.
The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.09 in September, down from 1.1 the previous month. It was the first decline since May of 2011.
The number of new job offers rose 0.5 percent from the previous month and 6.3 percent from a year ago.
10/30/2014 11:57:43 PM