Japan Average Monthly Wages

Wages in Japan decreased to 292.97 JPY THO in February of 2014 from 298.94 JPY THO in January of 2014. Wages in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. Wages in Japan averaged 317.83 JPY THO from 1970 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 883.79 JPY THO in December of 1997 and a record low of 52.91 JPY THO in February of 1970. In Japan, wages are benchmarked using average monthly earnings. This page provides - Japan Average Monthly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
292.97 298.94 883.79 52.91 310.36 | 2014/03 1970 - 2014 JPY THO Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Japan Average Monthly Wages

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 292.97 2014-02-15 298.94 883.79 52.91 310.36 2014-03-31 JPY THO [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 326.17 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 [+]


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.
Bank of Japan Expands Loan Support Programme  
At its February 18th, 2014 meeting, the Bank of Japan decided to keep boosting the monetary base at an annual pace of about 60-70 trillion yen. The central bank also decided to extend two facilities that were set to expire in April, aiming to stimulate bank lending.


Singaporean Trade Surplus Narrows Sharply in March  
The trade surplus decreased 51.1 percent in March of 2014 over a year earlier and 47.2 percent from February to SGD 2.3 billion. Imports rose at a faster pace than exports, as sales of pharmaceuticals and electronics fell, while shipments of petrochemicals and re-exports contributed to overall increase.
Mozambique Leaves Lending Rate Steady at 8.25%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for the sixth consecutive meeting, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for 2014.
Spanish Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Spanish trade gap decreased to € 1.62 billion, down from € 2.82 billion in the previous month. Compared with the same month a year earlier, the trade deficit widened 37 percent.
Angolan Inflation Rate Down To 7.32% in March  
The annual consumer prices in Angola decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.32 percent in March of 2014, from 7.48 percent recorded in February of 2014.
Russia GDP Growth Slows Sharply in Q1  
Russian economy advanced an annual 0.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014, well below the 2 percent expansion recorded in the previous three-month period, Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said addressing the parliament.
Bank of Canada Leaves Rates at 1%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Canada decided to leave the overnight lending at 1 percent, as the Bank continues to see a gradual strengthening in the fundamental drivers of growth and inflation.
US Industrial Production Slows in March  
Industrial production increased 0.7 percent in March after having advanced 1.2 percent in February. Yet, manufacturing output rose for the second straight month.
US Housing Starts Rise Below Forecasts  
Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. This is 2.8 percent above the revised February estimate of 920,000, but down 5.9 percent year-on-year.
China’s Economy Expands 1.4% QoQ in Q1  
In the first three months of 2014, the Chinese GDP slowed for the third straight quarter. The economy expanded 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, down from a revised 1.7 percent increase in the last three months of 2013.
Malaysian Inflation Rate Unchanged in March  
Malaysian annual inflation remained steady at 3.5 percent in March of 2014, after accelerating in the previous six months. A slowdown in transport prices was enough to offset higher food, housing and gas prices.

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