Job openings-to-applicants ratio

  Active job openings-to-applicants ratio (S.A.) New job openings-to-applicants ratio (S.A.)
Excluding new school graduates and including part-timers Excluding
new graduates
and
part-timers
Part-timers Excluding new school graduates and including part-timers Excluding
new graduates
and
part-timers
Part-timers
Source MHLW "Employment Referrals for General Workers"
Calendar year            
2012 0.80 0.69 1.08 1.28 1.10 1.75
2013 0.93 0.80 1.24 1.46 1.26 1.97
2014 1.09 0.96 1.38 1.66 1.44 2.18
2015 1.20 1.05 1.52 1.80 1.55 2.39
2016 1.36 1.19 1.70 2.04 1.75 2.67
  2017 1.50 1.36 1.78 2.24 1.97 2.81
2017 Jan 1.43 1.28 1.74 2.14 1.85 2.75
  Feb 1.44 1.29 1.75 2.13 1.85 2.72
  Mar 1.45 1.30 1.75 2.14 1.87 2.71
  Apr 1.47 1.33 1.77 2.17 1.92 2.72
  May 1.49 1.34 1.78 2.28 2.00 2.90
  Jun 1.50 1.36 1.79 2.24 1.98 2.81
  Jul 1.51 1.37 1.79 2.26 1.98 2.84
  Aug 1.52 1.38 1.79 2.22 1.96 2.75
  Sep 1.53 1.40 1.79 2.27 2.03 2.79
  Oct 1.55 1.41 1.80 2.35 2.05 2.93
  Nov 1.56 1.43 1.81 2.34 2.08 2.85
  Dec 1.59 1.45 1.82 2.38 2.15 2.83
2018 Jan 1.59 1.46 1.83 2.34 2.06 2.93
  Feb 1.58 1.46 1.81 2.30 2.06 2.78
Active opening rate(S.A.)