Minimum Wages in Japan increased to 902 JPY/Hour in 2020 from 901 JPY/Hour in 2019. source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Minimum Wages in Japan averaged 754.84 JPY/Hour from 2002 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 902 JPY/Hour in 2020 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 January of 2021.

Minimum Wages in Japan is expected to reach 902.00 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 915.00 JPY/Hour in 2021 and 940.00 JPY/Hour in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan  Minimum Hourly Wages

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
902.00 901.00 902.00 663.00 2002 - 2020 JPY/Hour Yearly

Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.90 3.10 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 67010.00 66580.00 67820.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1980.00 2140.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7598.00 7418.00 7613.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22022.00 22150.00 22474.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.60 60.40 65.40 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.30 62.40 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.80 5.00 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 96.70 98.30 117.70 66.80 points [+]
Job Vacancies 780.16 714.67 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 314090.00 302410.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 358193.00 330219.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth -2.20 -0.70 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 902.00 901.00 902.00 663.00 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 1.06 1.04 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.