The National Police Agency on Wednesday released data that suggests up to 150 people may have committed suicide last year due to failed job searches. The NPA said that police departments have been collecting data such as suicide notes, writings and family testimonies, to record information about the possible causes of suicides, TBS reported.
Based on this data, the agency revealed that in 2007, only 60 people are believed to have committed suicide due to job-hunting difficulties, making last year's figure a 250% increase.
Furthermore, students in that group numbered 16 in 2007 and 52 last year, a 300% increase. The NPA says the figures indicate a serious decline in university graduate recruitment.© Japan Today