The employment rate of university students who graduated this spring reached 97.3%, the highest since 1997 when the survey was started, according to a summary by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.It seems that the economic recovery in the Tokyo metropolitan area and the Chukyo area had an effect, and after recording the lowest 2011% in 91.0, it has risen for five consecutive years.

 The survey extracted 62 graduates from 4,770 national, public and private universities, and found out the percentage of those who wished to find employment as of April 4.According to the report, the employment rate of college students who graduated this spring was 1 points higher than the same period of the previous year, exceeding the record of 0.6% in 2008 before the Lehman shock, which was the highest ever.

 The percentage of university graduates seeking employment also reached a record high of 74.0%.When calculated by applying it to about 55 university graduates, about 7,000 of the 41 applicants for employment have found employment.

 By gender, male students accounted for 96.7%, 0.2 points higher than the same period of the previous year.Female students accounted for 98.0%, up 1.1 points from the same period of the previous year. Female students have surpassed male students for four consecutive years.Humanities students accounted for 4%, and science students accounted for 97.1%, up 98.2-0.6 points from the same period of the previous year.
By region, the Chubu region is the top with 98.3%.This was followed by 97.9% of the Kanto area.In both the Chukyo area and the Tokyo metropolitan area, export industries such as automobiles are doing well, and it seems that the effect of the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen has had an impact.On the contrary, the lowest was 96.3% in the Kyushu area.The Kinki area and the Tohoku / Hokkaido area accounted for 96.8%, and the Chugoku / Shikoku area accounted for 96.7%.

 The Kinki area was sluggish due to the large number of large companies with poor performance and recessionary industries.It is believed that the reason why Tohoku / Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Chugoku / Shikoku did not grow so much was that the population decline and the economic effects of Abenomics were not sufficiently reflected in the regions.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] 27 Survey of Employment Status of University Graduates (as of April 4)

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