Japan: Jobless rate rises 0.1 % against expectations

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FXstreet.com (Córdoba) - The Japanese Jobless rate increased to 5.0% in March from 4.9% in February against forecast for an unchanged rate.

"The number of unemployed persons in March 2010 was 3.50 million, an increase of 150 thousand or 4.5% from the previous year. The unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 5.0%."

The Jobless Rates data which comes from the Ministry of Health, Labour and welfare and it's published by the Japan Statistics Bureau, is a measure of the percentage of unemployed in Japan. A high percentage indicates weakness in the labor market which influences the strength and direction of the Japanese economy. Therefore, a low percentage should be taken as positive or bullish for the JPY.



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