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Japan's February jobless rate rises to 2.6%

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These articles about the labor market are the most ridiculous corporatocratic propaganda from a Ministry of Newspeak.

marking the first increase in seven months as more people entered the job market amid higher living costs,

Inflation forcing people to take non-living wage jobs to survive? A New capitalist victory over deflation!

possibly due to a rise in the number of elderly people trying to earn an income to supplement their pensions due to high living costs.

Get those senior slackers into some service jobs to solve the "labor shortage"!

"Wage hikes may be contributing to growing momentum for people to look for work," a ministry official said.

More likely than the almost non-existent wage hikes is the momentum to avoid homelessness.

"Some people's work contracts have also ended, and they are re-entering the market ahead of the start of the new fiscal year" the official added.

Workers on yearly, zero-hour precarious work contracts have to re-contract, re-negotiate, find other work to fill the interim. Great news for the economy!

Full on Late Stage Capitalism.

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There are many more people just subsisting on only a few hours of work a week.

How many hundreds of thousands should we add to the millions already unemployed?

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The number of unemployed women rose 80,000 to 81 million. The figure for men increased 50,000 to 1.01 million.

Are we going to ignore this 1-to-81 male/female disparity here?

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Inflation forcing people to take non-living wage jobs to survive? A New capitalist victory over deflation!

Feature not a bug.

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The number of unemployed women rose 80,000 to 81 million. The figure for men increased 50,000 to 1.01 million.

Literally a worthless Ministry of Propaganda for the LDP/Japan Inc. Combine. Not that it is scarcely different anywhere else except in places with strong labor movements and social welfare that empower workers.

Utter insanity and I wonder when people will rise up and just not take it anymore.

“There are three kinds of **lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics” **

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That is a glaring typo about the women.

That many unemployed would be over 100 percent of women out of work. Did the decimal in the 0.81 get dropped? Did Ippei Mizuhara do this translation for Kyodo?

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The number of unemployed women rose 80,000 to 81 million

LOL, the accuracy of the article is spectacular!

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Japan how many people are employed

In 2022, Japan had a total labor force of 69 million people. 30.35 million employed in 2022.

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30.35 million women employed in 2022.

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What jump out below, highly cyclical areas consumers cut in a down-turn. Seems recession already here, just like US. GDP positive due to huge Govt. deficit spending and high prices, but underlying activity clearly dropping.

Among sectors that shed job offers in February, the manufacturing sector declined 8.7 percent, while the accommodation and food services sector fell 8.4 percent. The lifestyle and entertainment services sector shrank 7.9 percent.

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