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Jump in Job Loss Among Men in Japan Clouds Employment Picture

  • Number of employed men 25-44 falls to lowest level in 48 years
  • Behind the trend is lack of retraining, manufacturing drop-off

A growing number of men in their prime working years are joining the ranks of Japan’s long-term unemployed -- unable or unwilling to adapt to a shifting labor market as opportunities continue to shrink in areas like manufacturing.

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