A few weeks ago the Mainichi News on-line reported the following:
毎日新聞 2014年05月02日 10時47分
The ratio for “jobs offered to job seekers” in March (seasonally adjusted figure) as announced on the 2nd (May) by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was 1.07 times, showing a 0.02 point rise compared with the previous month and was an improvement for 16 consecutive months; it was a peak in six years and nine months since June 2007. The unemployment rate in March (seasonally adjusted figure) which the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced on the same day was 3.6%, an equivalent to the previous month.
Against the background of a recovery tendency in business, towards the new fiscal year the recruitment activity for companies was active. Since job-hunting activities began anew, or activities to resign the work for a change in occupation had started, although the unemployment rate was leveling off, movement in employment situation towards an improvement was continuing.
The average unemployment rate in 2013 fiscal year had improved for four consecutive years to stand at 3.9% which was a drop of 0.4 point compared with the previous year.
The employment situation in
looking good. Japan