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Employment for university graduates hits record-high 97.6% amid labor shortage

via The Japan Times    May 19, 2017
Credit : Kyodo

A record-high 97.6 percent of new university graduates had landed jobs as of the April 1 start of the 2017 business year, government data showed Friday, reflecting demand from companies amid Japan’s labor shortage.

The rate increased 0.3 percentage point from a year earlier, up for the sixth consecutive year, in an annual survey conducted since 1997 by the labor and education ministries.

A labor ministry official attributed the strong...

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