Japan’s jobless rate rises to 4.7% in April

Japan’s unemployment rate rose to 4.7 percent in April, up 0.1 percentage points from a month earlier, with figures from the disaster-hit northeast excluded, the government said Tuesday.

The number of jobless people stood at 3.09 million, down 300,000 from a year earlier, in the 11th straight month of year-on-year decline, the official data showed.

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