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Economy

A first for Japan: Regular jobs for every applicant

Ratio of full-time job-seekers-to-openings tops 1.0 as companies scramble to fill positions

Japan now has more job openings available than persons willing to fill the positions. © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan had more than one regular full-time job opening for every applicant on average -- the first this has occurred since November 2004 when the government started collecting data.

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