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Record 97.6% of Job-Seeking Grads in Japan Get Positions (News)

Tokyo, May 19 (Jiji Press)—The employment rate for university students who were actively seeking jobs after graduation in spring this year came to 97.6% as of April 1, hitting the highest level since the survey began in 1997, the labor and education ministries said Friday.

The figure for new graduates was up 0.3 percentage point from the year-before level. The employment rate as of April 1 rose for six years in a row.

For new high school graduates, the employment rate among job-seekers gained 0.3 point to stand at 98.0% at the end of March, up for the seventh consecutive year and hitting the highest level since 1991, when it stood at 98.3%, the education ministry said.

With the number of job offers increasing, a record 74.7% of university students who graduated this spring sought to be employed.

“On the back of the economic recovery, companies are increasingly interested in hiring,” said an official of the labor ministry’s office for youth employment.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

  • [2017.05.19]
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