Japan March jobless rate stays flat at 2.6%

By Thomson Reuters Apr 29, 2024 | 6:41 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate in March was unchanged at 2.6% compared to February, government data showed on Tuesday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate compared with economists’ median forecast of 2.5%.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.28 in March from 1.26 in February, separate labour ministry data showed. The median forecast was for 1.26.

(Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama; Writing by Satoshi Sugiyama; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)