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Japan's jobless rate down, but prices keep falling

Japan's jobless rate down, but prices keep falling

Japan's government says unemployment declined slightly and prices continued to fall in December.
The unemployment rate eased to 5.1 percent from 5.2 percent in November.
The number of jobless rose more than 17 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 million, while the number of employed people declined 1.7 percent to 62.2 million.
Deflation also deepened, with core consumer prices down 1.3 percent from a year earlier. The key consumer prices index, which excludes volatile fresh food prices, has now fallen for 10 straight months.


Updated : 2021-08-01 02:04 GMT+08:00