Japan Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.6% in April

Posted on May 28, 2012


Labor force participation and employment rates continue to fall in Japan. Unlike the US, their working age population has begun to decline recently. We are probably 12-15 away from that.

  • Labor Force Participation rate is 59.4 percent, down 0.2 percent from March
  • Employment to population ratio is 56.5 percent, also down 0.2 percent from March
  • The working age population declined by 170,000 people during the month.
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