Job Openings, Job Applications and Placements

  Excluding new school graduates and including part-timers
Monthly active job openings New job openings Monthly active applications New applications Persons
who found employment
    *   *   *   *  
Calendar year persons % persons % persons % persons % persons
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
2017 2,696,364 6.6 962,766 5.7 1,792,673 -3.9 430,034 -3.9 145,943
2018 2,780,227 3.1 976,762 1.5 1,724,517 -3.8 407,905 -5.1 136,298
2019 2,736,585 -1.6 958,768 -1.8 1,710,001 -0.8 395,998 -2.9 126,887
2020 2,161,164 -21.0 750,892 -21.7 1,827,928 6.9 384,824 -2.8 103,156
2020 Sep 2,009,091 -25.5 758,091 -17.3 1,941,943 14.3 368,736 -2.5 102,575
  Oct 2,097,019 -23.2 788,994 -23.2 1,987,640 16.5 400,930 2.8 110,008
  Nov 2,116,356 -21.7 708,540 -21.4 1,936,448 16.8 321,612 -4.9 98,340
  Dec 2,095,200 -21.4 722,181 -18.6 1,849,911 16.6 301,488 -4.0 91,789
2021 Jan 2,112,352 -17.7 786,404 -11.6 1,840,958 12.3 392,255 -9.8 81,808
  Feb 2,170,424 -15.4 766,349 -14.6 1,888,878 12.4 397,068 1.7 104,087
  Mar 2,243,807 -10.0 828,752 -0.7 1,994,724 14.1 454,752 10.8 153,588
  Apr 2,166,594 -1.4 756,046 15.2 2,090,998 17.5 536,969 14.5 123,226
  May 2,097,799 8.2 686,225 7.7 2,047,357 16.2 353,836 -0.8 104,066
  Jun 2,119,340 9.8 796,732 5.4 1,996,420 8.8 373,316 -14.1 111,918
  Jul 2,121,072 8.3 757,908 8.3 1,915,744 2.5 358,703 -7.7 96,950
  Aug 2,157,779 9.7 728,744 10.0 1,918,434 0.7 353,719 3.9 88,480
  Sep 2,201,520 9.6 808,144 6.6 1,928,503 -0.7 368,414 -0.1 101,162
  Oct 2,278,366 8.6 857,490 8.7 1,956,339 -1.6 386,667 -3.6 102,364
Source MHLW "Employment Referrals for General Workers"
NOTES:
* Annual percent change
Bar graph. New openings New applications(Annual percent change). See the table above for data.