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Japan's October job availability improves for 10th straight month

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Are these full time jobs, or minimum wage "irregular" jobs with no benefits?

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"Those employers will need to secure enough manpower by offering more attractive wages," Sakai said.

This economic sagacity is why senior economist Sakai gets paid the big yen.

Many hospitality and travel workers were unceremoniously laid off at the start of the pandemic and forced by desperation to find other work. While the businesses were getting subsidized by their tax yen.

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Among them, 650,000 voluntarily left their jobs, down 11.0 percent from the previous month, while 410,000 left involuntarily.

This can be taken any number of ways. People left because the job they were working at was a "black" company, the wages sucked, conditions worse, any number of reasons.

Without giving data to support the numbers, it's meaningless. How many of these found new jobs right away? How many retired?

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The accommodation and restaurant sector saw the steepest rise in job offers in the reporting month, up 29.3 percent from a year earlier, followed by an 11.7 percent increase in the wholesale and retail sector, according to the labor ministry data.

Yup, service related industry jobs, cut to the bone during the pandemic, and now looking for help. Down here hotels and restaurants are damn near begging for help, and the "higher" ranked one's are offering full-time, not contracted or temporary positions, with full benefits, for damn near anyone who applies!

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If the job doesn't pay enough to afford rent, food, and other necessities, then it will remain unfilled.

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Without giving data to support the numbers, it's meaningless

This is Kyodo propagada piece to bolster the bad ratings of "the party."

This is not a economic research paper.

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Propaganda at its finest!

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If the job doesn't pay enough to afford rent, food, and other necessities, then it will remain unfilled.

Sad part is that there are people willing to take those jobs because they have no other choice. I know of a few folks that are working multiple jobs, because of their age, they can't find "full time" employment.

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Not sure this article has a lot of truth in it unless you call working at a low lever role part time making little money improvement.

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As others have noted - this article is so light on the details that it makes a tabloid front page look definitive.

The foundations of the economy are not recovering.

Multiple factors such as opening borders and troubling population demographics see a huge shortage of workers.

This govt mouthpiece article does not address the reality for most citizens - dire.

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"Those employers will need to secure enough manpower by offering more attractive wages,"

Most businesses are so stubborn they would rather go out of business than pay higher wages.

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This can be taken any number of ways. People left because the job they were working at was a "black" company, the wages sucked, conditions worse, any number of reasons.

And they left their job, because they know it is easy to find another one. People dont leave their jobs if it is harder to find another another one right?

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Without giving data to support the numbers, it's meaningless

This is Kyodo propagada piece to bolster the bad ratings of "the party."

The same Kyodo newspaper that runs the polls that show the bad ratings of the party?

LOL at your logic.

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What nobody’s talking about… changes to unemployment insurance that have forced people into much lower paying jobs than ones they left or were forced from. In August this year, the system was changed from receiving 50-80% of one’s salary to a maximum of about 20万 a month. Workers used to be able to use unemployment insurance to help them find similar jobs in their sector. This is a system that workers have paid into themselves and which now doesn’t provide enough when they need it. Mismanagement of this public service has completely ruined it’s usefulness.

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This is not a economic research paper.

And what was the last economic research paper you read? Curious George? LOL.

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That's great news! It is sign Kishida can raise taxes as unemployment is very low!

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fabricated story as most of jobs available are bottom end paid jobs no one wants to do.

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Very good news, Japan is improving, even if the pessimists don't like it...

LOL !!.

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I changed jobs in October. Recruiters are still emailing frequently with new roles.

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Very misleading.

Most big firms with decent paying jobs are restructuring or in a hiring freeze.

If you lose your job now the only jobs that would be available are pretty much minimum wage jobs.

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Dead end jobs that require standing for long hours….wow!

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Its a mixture.

Salaries are under pressure - since Companies don't want to pay - and don't care about cost of living - it's the bottom line that matters and Shareholder ROE (Return on Equity) that also governs the CEO's fat paycheck at the end of the day... small people, don't matter.

Positions are being advertised now, because Companies want to use their head-count allocations now, before these are cut from next month.

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Irregular jobs and trainee jobs are put into the data to look good.

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