Japan Employed Persons

The number of employed persons in Japan increased to 63320 Thousand in February of 2014 from 63190 Thousand in January of 2014. Employed Persons in Japan is reported by the Statistics Bureau, Japan. Employed Persons in Japan averaged 55774.75 Thousand from 1953 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 65840 Thousand in June of 1997 and a record low of 38370 Thousand in May of 1953. In Japan, employed persons are individuals with a minimum required age who work during a certain time for a business. This page provides - Japan Employed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
63320.00 63190.00 65840.00 38370.00 63462.97 | 2014/03 1953 - 2014 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA


Japan Employed Persons

Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Employed Persons 63320.00 2014-02-15 63190.00 65840.00 38370.00 63462.97 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 835.16 2014-02-15 860.31 869.17 266.29 844.01 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 2014-02-15 58.70 74.00 58.50 59.22 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Productivity 107.00 2014-01-15 99.60 118.10 67.00 99.63 2014-02-28 Index Points [+]
Retirement Age Men 61.00 2013-01-01 60.00 65.00 64.00 61.08 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.00 2013-01-01 60.00 61.00 60.00 61.08 2013-12-31 [+]
Unemployed Persons 2330.00 2014-02-15 2420.00 3680.00 490.00 2334.28 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Wages 292.08 2014-02-15 298.94 883.79 52.91 310.36 2014-03-31 JPY THO [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 326.77 2014-02-15 334.10 868.49 9.79 337.43 2014-03-31 JPY THO [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.90 2013-12-31 6.80 10.80 4.00 6.39 2014-01-31 Percent [+]
Unemployment Rate 3.60 2014-02-15 3.70 5.60 1.00 3.90 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Population 127.22 2013-12-31 127.52 128.06 83.20 127.10 2014-06-30 Million [+]

Employed Persons | Notes
The Employed Persons report accounts for people legally allowed to work who perform a job during a certain time for a company, government, institution or any other entity.


Japanese Trade Deficit Widens in March  
Japan’s trade gap increased to a wider-than-expected ¥ 1446.3 billion in March of 2014, up from a revised ¥ 802.5 billion deficit in the previous month and a ¥ 356.9 billion gap a year earlier, as energy imports continued to rise.
Bank of Japan Leaves Monetary Stimulus Unchanged  
At its April 8th, 2014 meeting, the Bank of Japan maintained its commitment to increase base money at an annual pace of 60 trillion to 70 trillion yen, as widely expected, despite a sales tax hike, saying the economy is recovering moderately.
Japan Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in February  
Japan's jobless rate declined to the lowest in more than six years in February and the availability of jobs improved to the highest in more than six years.
Japan Annual Inflation Rate Up 1.5% in February  
The consumer price index for Japan in February 2014 was 100.7 (2010=100), the same level as the previous month, and up 1.5% over the year.
Japan Marks a Record 20-Month Run of Trade Deficits  
Japanese trade balance came to a deficit of ¥800.3 billion in February of 2014, narrower than a record gap of ¥2.8 trillion reported in January of 2014 but larger than a deficit of ¥781.3 billion reported in the same month of 2013.
BoJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Bank of Japan decided on March 11th to leave the monetary policy steady and keep buying enough government bonds to boost monetary base at an annual pace of about 60-70 trillion yen, saying the economy was picking up.
Japan GDP Growth Revised Down to 0.2% in Q4  
Japan's economy expanded 0.2 percent in the last three months of 2014 from the previous quarter, revised down from a preliminary 0.3 percent expansion due to slower growth in capital spending and private consumption.
Japanese Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.7% in January  
Japan's jobless rate held steady at the lowest level in six years in January and the number of employed persons increased 0.5% to 62.62 million.
Japanese Inflation Rate Levells Off in January  
Japan's consumer price index increased 1.4 percent on a year in January, down from 1.6 percent reported a month earlier. The cost of energy, transportation and food increased the most while prices of housing and medical care decreased.
Japan Reports Record Trade Deficit in January  
Japanese trade deficit widened to 2.79 trillion yen in January of 2014 from 1.6 trillion yen reported in the same month of 2013. Imports surged 25 percent while exports grew only 9.5 percent.


South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.
US Markit Manufacturing PMI Steady in April  
At 55.4 in April, the Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI was down fractionally from 55.5 in March, but still well above the neutral 50.0 value. Sharper rates of output and new business growth boosted the Manufacturing PMI during April, while the main negative influence on the headline index was a rise in the suppliers’ delivery times component.
Bank of Thailand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.0 percent. Policymakers expect 2014 growth to be lower than previous assessed due to prolonged political unrest.
South Africa Inflation Rate Back to 6%  
South African annual consumer prices accelerated for the fourth straight month in March of 2014 to a six-month high 6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices advanced 1.3 percent, the fastest pace in five years.
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.
Australia Inflation Rate Accelerates Further in Q1  
Australian annual consumer prices advanced 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, up from 2.7 percent in the previous quarter, but below market forecasts. The rise was driven by seasonal increases in cost of healthcare, transport and school fees, and by a large hike in tobacco duties.
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 4.8% in March  
Mexican unadjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in March of 2014, up from 4.65 percent in February and 4.51 percent a year earlier. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate rose to its highest in more than one year to 5.25 percent.

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