Japan's May jobless rate flat at 2.4%

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Japan's unemployment rate stood at 2.4 percent in May, unchanged from the previous month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Friday.

The job availability ratio stood at 1.62, slightly down from 1.63 in April, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said. The ratio means there were 162 openings for every 100 job seekers.

The figures show the country is continuing to face a labor shortage amid a rapidly graying population.