Job openings-to-applicants ratio

  Active job openings-to-applicants ratio New job openings-to-applicants ratio
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
Calendar year            
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
2018 1.61 1.50 1.82 2.39 2.16 2.87
2019 1.60 1.51 1.76 2.42 2.20 2.85
2020 1.18 1.12 1.29 1.95 1.79 2.27
  (S.A.) (S.A.) (S.A.) (S.A.) (S.A.) (S.A.)
2020 Jun 1.12 1.12 1.26 1.71 1.58 1.91
  Jul 1.09 1.07 1.20 1.70 1.55 1.97
  Aug 1.05 1.02 1.14 1.83 1.68 2.08
  Sep 1.04 1.00 1.12 1.97 1.82 2.24
  Oct 1.04 0.99 1.11 1.84 1.81 1.98
  Nov 1.05 0.98 1.11 2.04 1.90 2.25
  Dec 1.05 0.97 1.09 2.11 1.98 2.31
2021 Jan 1.10 1.01 1.14 2.03 1.91 2.27
  Feb 1.09 1.02 1.12 1.88 1.76 2.18
  Mar 1.10 1.06 1.12 1.99 1.87 2.15
  Apr 1.09 1.12 1.10 1.82 1.79 1.96
  May 1.09 1.15 1.10 2.09 2.00 2.26
  Jun 1.13 1.21 1.16 2.08 1.99 2.16
  Jul 1.15 1.21 1.16 1.98 1.91 2.09
Source MHLW "Employment Referrals for General Workers"
Bar graph. Active opening rate(S.A.). See the table above for data.