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Japan September jobless rate falls to 2.6%

TOKYO : Japan’s jobless rate fell to 2.6 per cent in September from the previous month, government data showed on Tuesday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate matched economists’ median forecast in a Reuters poll.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was unchanged at 1.29 in September, slightly lower than the median forecast of 1.30, separate labour ministry data showed.

For a table on the jobless data, go to the internal affairs ministry’s website:

(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry’s website)

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