The statistic shows the unemployment rate in Japan from 1999 to 2020. In 2020, the unemployment rate in Japan was at about 2.97 percent.
Employment and the economy in Japan
Japan is one of the leading countries when it comes to economic key factors; its unemployment rate, for example, is lower than that of other major industrial and emerging countries. The Japanese work ethic is well-known worldwide, it is synonymous with a strong devotion to the company and to the task at hand; competition among co-workers and loyalty to the company are common and encouraged, working hours and over-time work are said to be excessive. The Japanese language even has its own term for sudden death from being overworked – “Karoshi”.