According to a research by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 3,460,000 people, 1.8 percent increase from prior year, switched jobs in 2006, marking the highest number of people changing jobs since 2002 when the research began. Job changes among women increased 2.9 percent pushing the total number upward. The result reflects Japan’s improving economy and companies’ aggressiveness in hiring experienced employees.
The total number of people switching jobs increased for two consecutive years. Unemployment rate decreased from 5.5 percent in June 2002 to 4.0 percent in November 2006 reflecting the improving labor market. (Source: Nikkei Net)
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