Japan high school student job-securing rate hits 20-year high
Jiji Press -- Dec 13
The proportion of high school students in Japan who had been promised employment next spring as of the end of October topped 70 pct for the first time in 20 years, an education ministry survey showed Friday.

The proportion rose 7.0 percentage points from a year before to 71.1 pct, growing for the fifth straight year. The rate improved in all of the country's 47 prefectures.

The improvement reflected an economic recovery, the ministry said, adding that employers have stepped up hiring after years of curbs.

News sources: Jiji Press, FNNnewsCH
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