Japan's jobless rate falls to 2.9% in June - govt

TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - Japan's jobless rate fell in June, while the availability of jobs improved to its highest level since May last year, government data showed on Friday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.9% from 3.0% in May, against a median market forecast for 3.0%, figures from the Internal Affairs ministry showed.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.13 from 1.09 in May, exceeding the median forecast of 1.10.

A full table can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at: http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/index.htm (Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labour ministry's website.) (Reporting by Leika Kihara)

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