Japan's nominal cash earnings rose 1.1 percent year-on-year in September 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent increase in the previous month. It was the second-lowest print in five months as regular pay, which accounts for the bulk of monthly wages, grew 0.8 percent (vs 1.4 percent in August), while one-off special payments, including bonuses, climbed 13.3 percent (vs -8.2 percent in August). Overtime pay, a barometer of strength in corporate activity, rose an annual 0.4 percent in September compared with a revised 1.3 percent increase in August. Wage Growth in Japan averaged 3.29 percent from 1972 until 2018, 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
2018-09-07 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.5% 3.3% 2.4% 2.3%
2018-10-05 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY 0.9% 1.6% 1.3% 1.9%
2018-11-07 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.1% 0.8% 1.40%
2018-12-07 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.1% 1.73%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.40 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 66650.00 66620.00 66940.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1600.00 1670.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7193.00 7283.00 7308.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22241.00 22173.00 22384.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.50 60.20 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.90 61.70 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.40 4.10 10.90 3.30 percent [+]
Productivity 102.00 102.00 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 980.59 964.10 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 302743.00 304876.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 338951.00 340191.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.10 0.80 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 848.00 823.00 848.00 713.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 0.80 35.02 -7.10 1972 - 2018 percent Monthly
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France 0.40 Jun/18
Germany 0.50 Jun/18
Italy 1.90 Aug/18
Japan 1.10 Sep/18
Netherlands 2.27 Oct/18
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Switzerland 0.80 Jun/18
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