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Japan's youth worst hit by country's COVID job losses in 2020

Unemployment rate stands at 2.9% in December, up 0.7 point for year

Japan's overall jobs market has weathered the pandemic so far but young part-timers are suffering the brunt of restaurant and pub closures. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- Japan's jobs market seems to have dodged a worse fate in December, with the unemployment rate coming in at 2.9%, unchanged from the previous month.

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