June 28, 2013 7:55 AM
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's jobless rate was steady last month and the availability of jobs improved to the highest level in about five years, underscoring the view that the Japanese economy is steadily recovering.
Japan's jobless rate edged higher and industrial production fell slightly in February as consumer prices also fell, underscoring the fragility of the recovery of the world's third-largest economy.
The government data released Friday showed the...
March 01, 2013 8:01 AM
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's jobless rate fell in January and the availability of jobs improved, government data showed on Friday, offering further signs that the economy is emerging from a slump.
Japan's jobless rate stood at 4.2% in December, edging up from 4.1% in the previous month, the government said on Friday.
For the entire 2012 period, the unemployment rate fell 0.3% on-year to 4.3%, marking two straight years of improvement,...
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