Japan's nominal cash earnings rose 1.2 percent year-on-year in January 2019, following a downwardly revised 1.5 percent gain in December and above expectations of 0.8 percent. It was the weakest growth in four months. Regular pay, which accounts for the bulk of monthly wages, grew 0.6 percent (vs 0.7 percent in December), while one-off special payments, including bonuses, jumped 12.7 percent (vs 2.4 percent in December). Real wages grew 1.1 percent in January, the same pace as in the previous month. Wage Growth in Japan averaged 3.28 percent from 1972 until 2019, 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
2018-12-07 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.5% 0.8% 1% 1%
2019-01-09 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY 2% 1.5% 1.3% 0.7%
2019-02-07 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.8% 1.7% 1.8% 1.52%
2019-03-07 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.2% 1.5% 0.8% 1.5%
2019-04-04 11:30 PM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.2%
2019-05-09 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY 1.60%
2019-06-06 12:00 AM Average Cash Earnings YoY


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.40 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 66650.00 66680.00 67130.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1720.00 1670.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7129.00 7305.00 7400.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22067.00 21973.00 22384.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 60.00 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.20 61.40 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.30 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 101.60 98.90 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 990.91 980.06 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 312860.00 692030.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 341922.00 839280.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.20 1.50 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 [+]


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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 1.50 35.02 -7.10 1972 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Argentina 1.66 Dec/18
Australia 2.30 Dec/18
Canada 1.80 Dec/18
Euro Area 2.30 Dec/18
France 0.40 Jun/18
Germany 1.40 Dec/18
Italy 1.70 Dec/18
Japan 1.20 Jan/19
Netherlands 2.07 Feb/19
Russia 0.70 Feb/19
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 3.40 Jan/19
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