Japan November jobless rate flat at 2.5%

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate was unchanged at 2.5% in November from the previous month, government data showed on Tuesday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate matched economists’ median forecast of 2.5% in a Reuters poll.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio dipped to 1.28 in November, slightly lower than in October and the median forecast of 1.30, separate labour ministry data showed.

For a table on the jobless data, go to the internal affairs ministry’s website:

(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; Writing by Satoshi Sugiyama; Editing by Jamie Freed)