Unemployment in Japan. Causes, Effects and Ways to Overcome

Term Paper, 2022

24 Pages

Abstract or Introduction

The unemployment rate is commonly used for understanding conditions in the labor market. The labor market is the term used by economists about the supply of labor and demand for labor. The unemployment rate also provides on how the economy is performing more generally. Unemployment occurs when someone is willing to work but does not have a job. The unemployment rate is the percentage of people in the labor force who are unemployed. To measure the unemployment rate, it requires to identify the labor force. The labor force includes people who are either employed or unemployed.

The number of unemployed in April 2020 was up by 60,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 2.6% percent. It happens that during the pandemic the unemployment rate in Japan has not been as serious as in other advanced countries by averaging just 2.8% percent in 2020 in Japan. Below, the graph shows the statistics for the unemployment rate in Japan from 1999 to 2021. Japan unemployment rate was at level 2.8% in 2021, unchanged from the previous year. Japan is one of the leading countries with economic factors such as agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, and tourism among others. Japan’s GDP per sector is as follows, Services 71.4%, Industry 27.4%, and Agriculture 1.2%. Japan is the third largest economy in the world after the United States and China. Japan is the fourth largest export market after the United States, China, and Germany. Japan has close ties with the United States, European Union, Latin America, Australia, China, and many other countries. Its unemployment rate is lower than other leading countries on level 2.8%. The Japanese hard-working ethics are recognized around the world. It is inseparable from a solid dedication to the organization and to do the job that needs to be done. Competition among coworkers and devotion to the organization are normal and encouraged. The Japanese language even has its own term for sudden death from being exhausted working called "KAROSHI".


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Bandar Hezam (Author), 2022, Unemployment in Japan. Causes, Effects and Ways to Overcome, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1328023


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