Unemployment in Japan

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Japan - Unemployment

It’s smooth sailing for the Japanese economy again in Q2, although revised data for Q1 revealed a weaker performance than initially reported. Exports expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years in May, signaling robust global demand. Healthy shipments of Japanese goods are having positive reverberations across the economy, with growth in industrial production hitting a nearly-six-year high in April. Despite May’s strong export reading, the trade balance swung to a deficit in May as imports soared in the same month, underlining the strength of Japan’s growth momentum. Moreover, wages appear to have entered onto a sustained growth path, which is expected to foster private consumption. In the political arena, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval ratings are plunging amid claims the he used his influence to benefit a friend’s business.

Japan - Unemployment Data

2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  
Unemployment Rate4.6  4.3  4.0  3.6  3.4  

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Japan Unemployment
Note: Unemployment in % of active population.
Source: Statistics Bureau of Japan.

Japan Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield0.07-11.39 %Jul 18
Exchange Rate112.1-0.50 %Jul 18
Stock Market20,000-0.59 %Jul 18

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