Japan January jobless rate falls to 2.4%

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s jobless rate fell to 2.4% in January from a revised 2.5% logged in the previous month, government data showed on Friday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate matched economists’ median forecast in a Reuters poll.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was unchanged from December at 1.27, separate labour ministry data showed, matching the median forecast.

For a table on the jobless data, go to the internal affairs ministry’s website:

(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry’s website)

(Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama; Writing by Satoshi SugiyamaEditing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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