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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s unemployment rate rose to 2.8% in November, while job availability matched the previous month’s, government data showed on Tuesday.
The unemployment rate was seasonally adjusted from 2.7% in October and the median forecast of 2.7% in a Reuters poll of economists.
Labor Department data showed an employment-to-applicants ratio of 1.15 in November, unchanged from the previous month and lower than a Reuters poll forecast of 1.16.
(Note: Employment to applicants ratio and new job offers can be found in Japanese on the labor ministry’s website)
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