Japan's nominal cash earnings declined 0.8 percent year-on-year in February 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent fall in February and compared to market expectations of a 0.8 percent gain. It was the sharpest decrease since June 2015. Regular pay, which accounts for the bulk of monthly wages, dropped 0.2 percent (vs -0.6 percent in January) and one-off special payments went down 34.2 percent, as companies stopped paying yearly bonuses. Real wages decreased 1.1 percent in February, after a downwardly revised 0.7 percent drop in the previous month. Wage Growth in Japan averaged 3.27 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
2019-01-09 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY 2% 1.5% 1.3% 0.7%
2019-02-07 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.8% 1.7% 1.8% 1.52%
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 -0.8% -0.2%
2019-06-06 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY
2019-07-08 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.30 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 67320.00 67140.00 67320.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1740.00 1600.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7413.00 7129.00 7413.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 21774.00 22067.00 22384.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 59.70 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.20 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.40 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 106.90 101.60 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 997.45 990.91 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 296402.00 312860.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 330527.00 341922.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.80 -0.60 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.80 -0.60 35.02 -7.10 1972 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 3.50 Jan/19
Australia 2.30 Dec/18
Canada 1.10 Feb/19
Euro Area 2.30 Dec/18
France 0.40 Jun/18
Germany 1.40 Dec/18
Italy 1.70 Dec/18
Japan -0.80 Feb/19
Netherlands 2.16 Mar/19
Russia 0.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 3.50 Feb/19
United States 4.20 Feb/19


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