Job-Securing Rate Levels Off for Univ. Graduates in Japan

Economy Society

Tokyo, Oct. 29 (Jiji Press)--The job-securing rate for university graduates seeking jobs after finishing school was almost unchanged over the last three years, while the rate for prospective graduates continued rising, a recent private-sector survey has shown.

Of job seekers who graduated from universities mainly within the last three years, 45 pct had job offers, according to the survey conducted by job information provider Mynavi Corp. on its service subscribers between Sept. 13 and Oct. 1. The company received responses from 269 graduates.

The latest figure was nearly double the job-securing rate of 23.6 pct scored around the same time of the year in 2012, but the percentage has stayed almost flat since 2015.

By contrast, the job-securing rate for prospective graduates has been rising almost every year since 2012, reaching 83.4 pct as of the end of August this year, according to a different survey conducted by Mynavi.

The distinction between prospective and existing graduates is disappearing gradually on the employer side, according to Mynavi.

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