Japan's jobless rate falls to 2.2%

Japan's jobless rate falls to 2.2%

The Internal Affairs Ministry says Japan's unemployment rate stood at 2.2 percent in May, down 0.3 percentage point from the previous month.

Meanwhile, the ratio of job offers to applicants rose to 1.6, up 0.01 point from the previous month.

That means there were 160 job openings for every 100 people looking for work, the highest ratio since January 1974.