Japan's jobless rate rises to 2.8% in November
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's jobless rate rose to 2.8% in November, while the availability of jobs matched that of the previous month, government data showed on Tuesday.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate compared with 2.7% in October and a median forecast of 2.7% in a Reuters poll of economists.
The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.15 in November, labour ministry data showed, unchanged from the previous month and lower than a Reuters poll forecast of 1.16.
(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry's website)
(Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama and Kantaro Komiya; Writing by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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