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Japan: Government study shows hiring ratio for high school graduates falls

Japan, 12 September 2009. The Mainichi Daily News reports on employment prospects for junior high school and high school graduates.

The Mainichi Daily News reports:

The ration of jobs to applicant for junior high school and high school graduates fell below 1, according to a study released by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.  This represents a drop of 0.6 from the same period in the previous year.

Regional differences are significant.  The worst job prospects for high school graduates are in the Tohoku and Kyushu regions, where the ratio is 0.1.  Prospects remain far better in major urban centres - Tokyo 2.62 and Osaka 1.46.

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