Over 97% of new graduate students in Japan found jobs this spring, up 1.5 points from the previous year for the first time in three years, reflecting a labor shortage as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
On the back of workforce shortages, companies have strong job offers, with some appearing more willing to hire than before the coronavirus pandemic, said an official at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
As of April 1, 97.3% of graduates who sought jobs were employed, the third highest figure on record since 1997, when the government started collecting such data.
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