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Japan Unemployment Dips To 4.1% In November

The unemployment rate in Japan was a seasonally adjusted 4.1 percent in November, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday.

That beat forecasts for 4.2 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month.

The participation rate was 59.1 percent, matching expectations and down from 59.4 percent in October.

The number of employed persons in November was 62.97 million, down 60,000 or 0.1 percent from the previous year. The number of unemployed persons in November was 2.60 million, down 210,000 or 7.5 percent from the previous year.

by RTT Staff Writer

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