TOKYO, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Japan's unemployment rate dropped in January from a month earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said in a report on Friday.
According to the ministry, the unemployment rate stood at 2.4 percent in the recording month, down from 2.5 percent a month earlier.
Separately, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said on Friday the job availability ratio stood at 1.35, down 0.1 point from a month earlier.
The ratio equates to there being 135 available jobs for every 100 people seeking work. ■