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Annual unemployment rate in Japan rises for first time in 11 years


Tokyo, Jan 29 (EFE/EPA).- The average annual unemployment rate in Japan rose in 2020 to 2.8 percent, the first increase in 11 years and attributed to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released Friday by the government.The 2020 figure was up 0.4 percent from the previous year when the average annual unemployment rate was 2.4 percent.The loss of jobs in the world's third-largest economy especially affected positions of a temporary nature and in the services, hotel and restaurant sectors, with 2020 marking the first rise since 2009, according to figures published Friday by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. (Camera: FRANCK ROBICHON). SHOT LIST: COMMUTERS AT A SUBWAY STATION AND COMMUTERS CROSS A STREET AT OTEMACHI BUSINESS DISTRICT IN TOKYO, JAPAN.

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