Japan's nominal cash earnings edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year in April 2019, following a downwardly revised 1.3 percent fall in March and compared to market expectations of a 0.7 percent drop. Regular pay, which accounts for the bulk of monthly wages, dropped 0.1 percent in April (vs -0.8 percent in March), while one-off special payments fell 3.2 percent (vs -9.4 percent in March). Overtime pay declined 1.1 percent (vs -1.5 percent in March), amid efforts to curb overtime in line with the government's campaign to limit long working hours. Real wages decreased 1.1 percent, after a 1.9 percent drop in the previous month. Wage Growth in Japan averaged 3.26 percent from 1972 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 35.02 percent in July of 1974 and a record low of -7.10 percent in June of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-07 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.2% 1.5% 0.8% 1.5%
2019-04-04 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY -0.8% -0.6% 0.8% 1%
2019-05-09 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY -1.9% -0.7% -0.5% -0.2%
2019-06-06 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY -0.1% -1.3% -0.7% -1.4%
2019-07-08 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY -0.1% 0.3%
2019-08-05 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY 0.5%
2019-09-05 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.50 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 67020.00 67320.00 67320.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1680.00 1740.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7392.00 7362.00 7413.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22202.00 21587.00 22384.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.50 60.30 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.10 61.90 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.60 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 110.60 98.10 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 969.91 957.24 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 312362.00 316506.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 342743.00 355502.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.10 -1.30 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 874.00 848.00 874.00 663.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.71 126.93 128.06 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]


Japan Total Cash Earnings Growth

In Japan, wage growth refers to changes in average cash earnings, including contractual and special cash earnings, in companies with five or more employees. This page provides - Japan Wage Growth- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Total Cash Earnings Growth - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 -1.30 35.02 -7.10 1972 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 3.58 Mar/19
Australia 2.30 Mar/19
Canada 1.90 Mar/19
Euro Area 2.50 Mar/19
France 0.80 Mar/19
Germany 1.20 Mar/19
Italy 1.50 Apr/19
Japan -0.10 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.16 May/19
Russia 2.80 May/19
Spain 4.08 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.50 Mar/19
United Kingdom 3.10 Apr/19
United States 4.19 Mar/19


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