Minimum Wages in Japan increased to 901 JPY/Hour in 2019 from 874 JPY/Hour in 2018.

Minimum Wages in Japan averaged 746.67 JPY/Hour from 2002 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 901 JPY/Hour in 2019 and a record low of 663 JPY/Hour in 2002. This page provides - Japan Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Minimum Hourly Wages - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Minimum Wages in Japan is expected to reach 925.00 JPY/Hour by the end of 2020, 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 2021 and 978.00 JPY/Hour in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan  Minimum Hourly Wages

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
901.00 874.00 901.00 663.00 2002 - 2019 JPY/Hour Yearly

Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.90 2.80 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 66480.00 66370.00 67820.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1960.00 1940.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7367.00 7304.00 7613.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22293.00 22367.00 22474.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 60.20 65.40 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.80 61.90 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.00 5.10 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 86.80 85.10 117.70 66.80 points [+]
Job Vacancies 705.86 742.49 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 419970.00 543312.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 564463.00 536151.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth -1.30 -2.00 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 901.00 874.00 901.00 663.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.01 126.25 128.06 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.00 62.00 63.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 63.00 62.00 63.00 60.00 [+]
Jobs To Applications Ratio 1.08 1.11 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.