TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate fell to 2.6% in April from 2.8% in the previous month, government data showed on Tuesday.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was below economists’ median forecast of 2.7% in a Reuters poll.
The jobs-to-applicants ratio stood at 1.32, unchanged from March, labour ministry data showed.
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 Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)