76.6 Percent of Japanese College Grads in March Already Have Jobs

More than three-quarters of university students graduating in March have found jobs starting in April, up for the third straight year due to a budding economic recovery, a government survey showed Tuesday.

The percentage as of Dec. 1 was 76.6 percent, up 1.6 percentage points from a year earlier, but less than the 80.5 percent recorded in 2008 before the global financial crisis depressed the job market, according to a joint labor and education ministries’ poll of students at 62 public and private universities and 20 junior colleges.

Of male students, 76.2 percent had job offers, up 1.7 points from a year earlier. Females with job offers stood at 77.2 percent, up 1.6 points.

As of late November, high school students seeking employment who had a job lined up grew 3.4 points to 79.2 percent, up for the fourth straight year.

via Mainichi

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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