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
    *   *   *   *  
Source MHLW "Employment Referrals for General Workers"
Calendar year persons % persons % persons % persons % persons
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
2017 2,696,364 6.6 962,766 5.7 1,792,673 -3.9 430,034 -3.9 145,943
2017 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
  Dec 2,725,070 8.1 922,213 9.6 1,611,495 -3.2 324,839 -3.2 119,897
2018 Jan 2,750,177 6.1 1,030,077 2.3 1,640,863 -4.4 441,428 -7.1 110,778
  Feb 2,838,833 4.2 1,015,561 0.2 1,689,667 -5.1 431,557 -7.3 136,880
  Mar 2,893,473 3.1 1,010,782 3.1 1,781,453 -5.2 459,065 -6.5 181,109
  Apr 2,785,851 4.1 966,323 4.6 1,867,211 -3.7 544,826 -1.9 157,731
  May 2,753,348 5.3 962,465 5.5 1,871,398 -2.6 446,742 -1.3 153,632
  Jun 2,729,367 3.7 966,055 0.2 1,799,382 -3.7 381,829 -9.3 141,341
  Jul 2,722,697 4.1 956,726 3.7 1,722,960 -3.5 371,586 -2.4 129,656
  Aug 2,749,257 3.3 975,576 3.4 1,696,982 -4.0 383,599 -4.9 121,418
  Sep 2,730,638 0.4 931,362 -6.6 1,662,893 -5.8 352,638 -14.9 123,144
  Oct 2,838,709 1.4 1,070,360 4.6 1,712,073 -3.2 422,089 3.0 140,718
NOTES:
* Annual percent change
New openings New applications(Annual percent change)