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Japan inflation ticks up, jobless rate at 2.8 pct in October

Sun Online Desk     1st December, 2017 11:45:07 printer

Japan inflation ticks up, jobless rate at 2.8 pct in October

  


Japan reports its core inflation rate rose 0.8 percent in October, a slight increase from the month before, while the jobless rate remained steady at a very low 2.8 percent.



The data reported Friday add to indications of a stable recovery, although the rate of price increases is well below the 2 percent official target.



Inflation excluding volatile food prices and energy was only 0.2 percent, suggesting much of the increase in prices was related to energy costs. Electricity rates jumped 8 percent and the price of kerosene, used to heat many homes, climbed 21 percent.



Household incomes rose nearly 3 percent in October from a year earlier while spending was flat.



Japan's economy has picked up in recent months largely thanks to revived demand for exports across the region.

Source: AP
 

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