Job Openings, Job Applications and Placements

  Monthly active job openings New job openings Monthly active applications New applications Persons
who found employment
  *   *   *   *
Source MHLW "Employment Referrals for General Workers"
Calendar year persons % persons % persons % persons % persons
2011 1,674,223 19.3 655,439 14.7 2,593,291 -4.2 626,331 -2.9 180,328
2012 1,938,639 15.8 737,101 12.5 2,435,686 -6.1 576,666 -7.9 181,327
2013 2,120,933 9.4 794,255 7.8 2,292,475 -5.9 542,473 -5.9 176,499
2014 2,276,733 7.3 833,610 5.0 2,092,574 -8.7 502,221 -7.4 168,219
2015 2,373,739 4.3 863,045 3.5 1,979,477 -5.4 478,288 -4.8 158,918
2016 2,529,959 6.6 910,698 5.5 1,865,558 -5.8 447,452 -6.4 150,657
2016 Oct 2,612,758 5.4 956,134 -1.1 1,823,987 -6.1 424,028 -11.1 148,147
  Nov 2,610,248 5.9 893,015 7.7 1,767,081 -5.4 381,761 -2.1 139,785
  Dec 2,519,844 5.8 841,606 7.8 1,665,211 -6.0 335,735 -7.2 122,651
2017 Jan 2,591,732 6.8 1,007,298 3.6 1,716,027 -4.1 474,938 -0.6 118,895
  Feb 2,724,603 5.9 1,014,039 4.9 1,779,833 -4.9 465,468 -7.7 149,816
  Mar 2,806,583 6.1 980,579 6.5 1,879,857 -4.3 491,188 -3.5 196,790
  Apr 2,676,726 6.0 923,450 3.2 1,939,779 -4.6 555,596 -4.5 164,258
  May 2,614,855 6.7 912,056 6.9 1,921,183 -3.7 452,813 -2.9 156,805
  Jun 2,632,079 6.5 964,041 6.3 1,869,242 -4.0 420,940 -5.1 156,012
  Jul 2,616,575 6.3 922,441 3.5 1,785,034 -4.2 380,718 -5.1 135,796
  Aug 2,660,853 6.4 943,856 6.3 1,767,273 -3.7 403,206 -2.3 129,520
  Sep 2,720,143 6.1 997,035 5.6 1,766,027 -3.5 414,578 -4.0 144,580
  Oct 2,800,172 7.2 1,023,751 7.1 1,769,272 -3.0 409,910 -3.3 145,768
  Nov 2,786,973 6.8 942,437 5.5 1,707,048 -3.4 366,217 -4.1 133,180
NOTES:
* Annual percent change
New openings New applications(Annual percent change)