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Japan's September job availability lowest in nearly 7 years

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Whether there are 103 or 104 jobs available for every 100 jobseekers is of no real significance. When it's 90, you have a problem

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Whether there are 103 or 104 jobs available for every 100 jobseekers is of no real significance. When it's 90, you have a problem.

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Website glitch?

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People think 2020 has been bad, just wait till we reach 2021 and the recession that this corona-over-reaction has brought about.

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People think 2020 has been bad, just wait till we reach 2021 and the recession that this corona-over-reaction has brought about. I mean, I hope I'm wrong, I hope there won't be a recession, but when the world closes down the economy like it has, what else can you expect?

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 hope I'm wrong, I hope there won't be a recession

What do you mean? 2 quarters of decline is a recession. Japan was already in a recession even before corona.

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...so what...?

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Among them, 740,000 people voluntarily left their jobs, up 30,000, and 650,000 were laid off, up 60,000...

That would include people who were "offered voluntary early retirement" because the businesses are not able to support their pre-covid staffing even with normal attrition. Among those are also people who had so-called "renewable" annual contracts that were non-renewed at the discretion of the company. The figures are not rosy as the writer tried to paint them.

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People think 2020 has been bad, just wait till we reach 2021 and the recession that this corona-over-reaction has brought about.

We're already in a recession. If we get Covid under control internationally, we'll emerge from it in 2021. If we don't, the economy will get worse but not because of any sort of over reaction.

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Japan was already in a recession even before corona.

Because of Trump's trade war.

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For me, people in the picture do not appear homeless but a retired and a house wife may be. The town Jimbocho in Kanda is known as the town of books - old and new. Numbers of bookstores there are more than 150. October is the month they regularly hold an old book festival but they could not this year due to the COVID 19. I visited there often when I was a student. The book shops display second hand cheap books in front of their stores while important expensive old books and documents are kept inside their shops. I see foreigners visiting there. They buy ukiyo-e prints.

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Numbers again that are way off the reality.

In any normal society, I will be unemployed but here I don't think

I am, because I am not receiving unemployment benefits but I consider

myself unemployed because I have been unable to fulfill orders since April due to Japan post

continued refusal of air packages to a vast majority of countries especially the U.S,

Australia, U.A.E my biggest markets.

Well, people like us are not ANA so we don't really exist.

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Isn't this actually good ?

like this you could have 0 jobless (in theory) and most companies will find an employee ...

if you had to many jobless it would be bad as well as if companies wouldn't find employees because there aren't any.

Now the only problem that remains (worldwide problem) is that companys prefer not to hire anybody instead of taking in someone who might not be good enough and train him/her to be good enough :/

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Japan was already in a recession even before corona. Because of Trump's trade war.

No, it was mostly due to the hike in the consumption tax. Previous hikes also caused recessions. No coincidence there.

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That ratio above 1 during a deep crisis shows without words what there is at offer. Maybe you even have to bring money with you to get one of those extraordinary splendid jobs. lol

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"The (employment) situation remains severe (amid the pandemic) but the unemployment rate is holding," a government official said.

The equivocation is strong with these all these statements. It was hard to pick just one.

Takuya Hoshino, an economist at the Dai-ichi Life Research Institute, said the government's measures to support business operators, such as subsidies to keep people in work, have so far been effective, leaving the jobless rate lower than initially expected when the virus began to spread in Japan.

"In comparison with the global financial crisis (in 2008), bankruptcies have not sharply increased thanks to the government's financial assistance, which enabled firms to retain workers," Hoshino said.

There have been numerous reports both in Japan and abroad of of "business operators and job creators" pocketing subsidies for payroll protection yet not maintaining wages for workers. As usual, once the ' business creators' are paid off not much attention is paid to the actual reality of the benefit to the workers who are involved in the operation of the company.

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Numbers again that are way off the reality.

In any normal society, I will be unemployed but here I don't think

I am, because I am not receiving unemployment benefits but I consider

myself unemployed because I have been unable to fulfill orders since April due to Japan post

continued refusal of air packages to a vast majority of countries especially the U.S,

Australia, U.A.E my biggest markets.

Well, people like us are not ANA so we don't really exist.

What ?

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@dagon

This is exactly what is happening, especially in the entertainment and travel industries.

In fact, any job where workers are younger than average and turnover is higher than the norm have been affected.

However, monolithic firms like JTB can still open with 50% of staff sitting at home, never to return...

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