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More than 10,000 people lost jobs due to coronavirus

  • May 23, 2020
  • , Asahi
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Saturday’s Asahi reported on that the MHLW disclosed on Friday that more than 10,000 people in Japan were either laid off or expected to be laid off or had their contracts discontinued due to the new coronavirus. The paper said the number rose by 7,000 in May, saying that the employment situation may be rapidly worsening. According to the daily, while the number of people who lost their jobs was 3,771 at the end of April, it has been increasing by 3,000 per week since May 7 and was 10,835 as of May 21.

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