URGENT: Japan's Dec. jobless rate falls to 2.4%

Japan's unemployment rate fell to 2.4 percent in December from 2.5 percent a month earlier, government data showed Tuesday.

The job availability ratio edged down 0.01 point from November to 1.27 in December, meaning there were 127 jobs available for every 100 job seekers, according to separate data.

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