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Sony to slash 20,000 jobs  The world's largest consumer electronics company will trim jobs from its global workforce over the next 3 years Jobless rate hits 5.6%  The figure for December is the record high Shock rise in jobless  Unemployment has risen to 5.3% as another record high Hitachi cuts 14,700 jobs  4,500 job losses to be outside Japan Jobless rate hits record 5%
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Sony to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide
Unemployment hits new high

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  Japan's rate rose to a record 5.7% in July in figures released just days before a general election

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  Electronics giant has announced plans to cut 7% of the workforce as part of a restructuring program

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  Reforms are being pursued by Prime Minister Koizumi
Aug.25 Toshiba to cut 20,000 jobs
  Toshiba and Hitachi are planning massive job cuts. Toshiba considering firings overseas
Aug.20 Fujitsu to cut workforce by 16,400
  Chipmaking giant will complete the cuts by the end of March 2002. Shares up 2.8% to 1,245 yen

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