Labor shortages in Japan in may reached a maximum of 43 years

Moscow. June 30. INTERFAX.RU – For every 10 Japanese people actively seeking work in may accounted for almost 15 vacancies, the shortage of staff in the country peaked in February 1974, according to the Ministry of health, labour and welfare.

The ratio of the number of vacancies and job seekers in may rose for the third month in a row – by 0.01 percentage point, to 1.49%. The indicator exceeded the values observed in the early 1990-ies, during the boom of the Japanese economy.

The data say about the growing problems of the Japanese economy in connection with the aging and declining population. The number of jobs last month fell by 0.1%, but the number applying for them, the Japanese dropped much more noticeable by 0.9%. Most do not have enough staff in industry, transport and post offices.

However, the unemployment rate in Japan rose in may to 3.1% seasonally adjusted from 2.8% in April, announced Friday the Ministry of internal Affairs and communications.