Jobless Rate for November: 4.0% vs. expected was 3.9%, prior was 4.0%.

Also released:

Job-To-Applicant Ratio for November: 1.00 (a 6-year high)

  • expected was 0.99, prior was 0.98

Overall Household Spending y/y for November: 0.2 %

  • expected was 1.8%, prior was 0.9%

The spending data is very weak indeed, it will add to the case for a looming economic slowdown feared by the dissenters on the BOJ board.