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Japan jobless rate up, while prices fall in April

Japan jobless rate up, while prices fall in April

Japan says the unemployment rate in April climbed to 5.1 percent, rising for the third straight month.
The number of jobless stood at 3.56 million, up 2.9 percent from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Those with jobs fell 0.8 percent to 62.69 million.
Meanwhile, deflation worsened in April as consumer prices continued to decline. Japan's core consumer price index, which excludes fresh food, fell 1.5 percent from the previous year.


Updated : 2021-03-05 23:42 GMT+08:00