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Japan jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent in January, the lowest in nearly 25 years, official data showed Friday, a major boost for the world’s third-largest economy.

The figure — the lowest since April 1993 when the rate hit 2.3 percent — comes as Japan has notched up eight straight quarters of economic growth, the longest positive run since the “bubble” boom days of the late 1980s.

Japan’s government and central bank are hoping for a “virtuous cycle”, with an export-led recovery boosting jobs and household income and thereby domestic demand, which accounts for roughly 60 percent of Japan’s economy. Read more

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Japan jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent in January, the lowest in nearly 25 years, official data showed Friday, a major boost for the world’s third-largest economy.

The figure — the lowest since April 1993 when the rate hit 2.3 percent — comes as Japan has notched up eight straight quarters of economic growth, the longest positive run since the “bubble” boom days of the late 1980s.

Japan’s government and central bank are hoping for a “virtuous cycle”, with an export-led recovery boosting jobs and household income and thereby domestic demand, which accounts for roughly 60 percent of Japan’s economy. 

Japan jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent in January, the lowest in nearly 25 years, official data showed Friday, a major boost for the world’s third-largest economy.

The figure — the lowest since April 1993 when the rate hit 2.3 percent — comes as Japan has notched up eight straight quarters of economic growth, the longest positive run since the “bubble” boom days of the late 1980s.

Japan’s government and central bank are hoping for a “virtuous cycle”, with an export-led recovery boosting jobs and household income and thereby domestic demand, which accounts for roughly 60 percent of Japan’s economy. 

Japan jobless rate stood at 2.4 percent in January, the lowest in nearly 25 years, official data showed Friday, a major boost for the world’s third-largest economy.

The figure — the lowest since April 1993 when the rate hit 2.3 percent — comes as Japan has notched up eight straight quarters of economic growth, the longest positive run since the “bubble” boom days of the late 1980s.

Japan’s government and central bank are hoping for a “virtuous cycle”, with an export-led recovery boosting jobs and household income and thereby domestic demand, which accounts for roughly 60 percent of Japan’s economy.