Japan’s labor shortage hits 45-year high – Japan Today

Japan’s labor shortage hits 45-year high – Japan Today

TOKYO
There were 161 jobs for every 100 jobseekers on average last year in Japan, the highest ratio since 1973, highlighting the labor shortage in the world’s third-largest economy and its aging society.

According to labour ministry data released on Friday, the ratio was even higher in December, at 163 jobs available for every 100 people looking for work.

The Japanese labour market has been tight for many years as the workforce shrinks with a rapidly aging population and a low childbirth rate.

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Strange how there is no mention of the mega Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the huge negative impact this has had on the birth rate and death rate in Japan..

Consequences happen, even if they are denied, suppressed or ignored.