Japan raised its minimum wage to JPY 874 per hour in fiscal 2018 from JPY 848 in the previous fiscal year. Minimum Wages in Japan averaged 737.59 JPY/Hour from 2002 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 874 JPY/Hour in 2018 and a record low of 663 JPY/Hour in 2002.

Minimum Wages in Japan is expected to be 874.00 JPY/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Minimum Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 950.00 JPY/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.40 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 66940.00 67020.00 67320.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1620.00 1680.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7332.00 7392.00 7413.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22251.00 22202.00 22384.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.70 60.50 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.20 62.10 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.90 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 95.50 110.60 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 1010.64 969.91 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 313061.00 311069.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 349097.00 342841.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.20 -0.30 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 [+]
Jobs To Applications Ratio 1.62 1.63 1.93 0.42 [+]


Japan Minimum Hourly Wages

In Japan, minimum wage refers to the national weighted average amount per hour. There are two kinds of minimum wage: the regional - applied to all employees in a region regardless of difference of industries – and the specific – applied to workers at specific industries. The highest salaries paid are in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Osaka; the lowest are in Okinawa, Nagasaki, Miyazaki, Much, Kumamoto, Kochi and Tottori. This page provides - Japan Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Minimum Hourly Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
874.00 848.00 874.00 663.00 2002 - 2018 JPY/Hour Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 12500.00 Jun/19
Australia 740.80 Jul/19
Brazil 998.00 Jul/19
Canada 14.00 Dec/19
China 2480.00 Apr/19
France 1521.22 Dec/19
Germany 9.19 Jan/19
India 176.00 Dec/17
Indonesia 3.94 Jan/19
Japan 874.00 Oct/18
Mexico 102.68 Jun/19
Netherlands 1635.60 Dec/19
Russia 11163.00 May/18
South Korea 8350.00 Dec/19
Spain 1050.00 Jun/19
Turkey 2558.40 Dec/19
United Kingdom 8.21 Apr/19
United States 7.25 Dec/19


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