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Japan Jobless Rate Rises to 2.9 Pct in May

Japan Jobless Rate Rises to 2.9 Pct in May

   Tokyo, June 30 (Jiji Press)--Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.9 pct in May, up 0.3 percentage point from the previous month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Tuesday.
   The number of jobless people increased by 190,000 to 1.97 million.
   Separately, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said the ratio of job openings to job seekers stood at 1.20 in May, down 0.12 point from the previous month.

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