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Japanese unemployment hit 5.3 per cent in June

Business Materials 30 July 2010 05:57 (UTC +04:00)
Japan's jobless rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 5.3 per cent in June, the government said Friday
Japanese unemployment hit 5.3 per cent in June

Japan's jobless rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 5.3 per cent in June, the government said Friday, dpa reported.

The number of unemployed people in the world's second-largest economy declined 1.1 per cent from a year earlier to 3.44 million in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said.

While male unemployment edged up 0.1 points from May to 5.6 per cent, the rate for women was 4.9 per cent, up 0.2 percentage points, the ministry said.

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