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11/1/2019, 12:32 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Japan's unemployment rate up to 2.4% in October

The unemployment rate in Japan for the month of October stood at 2.4%, 0.2 percentage points higher than in September, the country's Statistics Bureau said on Friday.

The figure matches the annual average in 2018 and rose for the first time in four months. Around 1.68 million people were out of work, 60,000 more than in October last year. Meanwhile, the number of employed persons rose 530,000 annually to reach 67.68 million, the official data showed.

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