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Japan's Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Falls, Household Spending Surges.

Summary: JapanEoe1/4aos Jobless job·less  
1. Having no job.

2. Of or relating to those who have no jobs.

n. (used with a pl. verb)
Unemployed people considered as a group. Used with the.
 Rate unexpectedly fell to 5.5% in August from 5.7% recorded in the previous month. Economists were forecasting an increase to 5.8% ahead...

Japan's Jobless Rate unexpectedly fell to 5.5% in August from 5.7% recorded in the previous month. Economists were forecasting an increase to 5.8% ahead of the release. The ratio of available jobs to seeking applicants held at a record low of 0.42, the first time it did not deteriorate de·te·ri·o·rate
1. To grow worse in function or condition.

2. To weaken or disintegrate.
 since January 2008. Still, the labor market labor market A place where labor is exchanged for wages; an LM is defined by geography, education and technical expertise, occupation, licensure or certification requirements, and job experience  faces considerable headwinds in the months ahead. The Bank of Japan's Tankan Survey Tankan Survey

An economic survey of Japanese business issued by the central Bank of Japan, which it then uses to formulate monetary policy. The report is released four times a year in April, July, October and mid-December.
 of business confidence revealed that large companies were planning to cut capital investment at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the third quarter, pointing to firms' expectations of lackluster lack·lus·ter  
Lacking brightness, luster, or vitality; dull. See Synonyms at dull.

Adj. 1. lackluster - lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
 demand and the likelihood of sluggish hiring. Household Spending surged 2.6% in the year to August, the most in 19 months, on the back of incentive programs to buy electronic products included in the government's hefty 25 trillion yen stimulus package. The sustainability of such performance is questionable as well; indeed, the Bank of Japan has said that domestic consumption will remain weak notwithstanding isolated policy-induced spikes in purchases of specific items. For streaming currency market news and analysis, please visit To reach Ilya regarding this article or to subscribe to Verb 1. subscribe to - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
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