Economic Buzz: Japan Jobless Rate Unchanged In April

Japan jobless rate came in at a seasonally adjusted 2.5 percent in April, the Ministry of Communications and Internal Affairs said on Tuesday, unchanged from the March reading. The job-to-applicant ratio was 1.59 – unchanged. The number of employed persons in April was 66.71 million, an increase of 1.71 million or 2.6 percent on year. The number of unemployed persons in April was 1.80 million, a decrease of 170,000 or an annual 8.6 percent.