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Japan jobless rate drops to 2.6% amid economic recovery

Labor market stays relatively tight despite COVID

Job losses have been concentrated among non-regular workers and customer-facing businesses, such as restaurants and hotels.(Photo by Yuki Kohara) 

TOKYO -- Japan's jobless rate stood at 2.6% in March, compared with 2.9% the previous month, the Statistics Bureau said on Friday, as the nation's labor market stays relatively stable despite the coronavirus pandemic over the past year.

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