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Japanís Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.3% in June

TOKYO Ė Japanís unemployment in June stood at 2.3 percent, one-tenth less than in May, according to data published on Tuesday by the Japanese government.

The number of unemployed persons in the country was 1.62 million in June, with a decrease of 60,000 people or 3.6 percent year-on-year, according to figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.

The number of employed persons (over 15 years old) rose to 67.47 million in June, representing an increase of 600,000 or 0.9 percent compared to June 2018.

The number of jobs available for every 100 job seekers in Japan was 161 in June, one point below the figure registered in May.

Meanwhile, Japanís industrial production fell by 3.6 percent in June compared to the previous month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reported Tuesday.

Compared to June 2018, the indicator fell by 4.1 percent, according to official data.

The sectors that contributed most to the decline in industrial production were vehicle manufacturing, machinery in general and electrical machinery.

The government expects Japanís industrial production to grow by 2.7 percent in July this year over the previous month and by 0.6 percent in August.

 

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