Recent Statistical Survey Reports, June 2017

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Statistical Survey Reports

Report on Employment Service for the disabled (FY2016)

June 2, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of job placements for disabled persons through Public Employment Security Offices was 93,229, an increase of 3.4% from the previous fiscal year.

Monthly Labour Survey (Provisional Report in April)

June 6, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 0.5% and contractual cash earnings increased by 0.4% (full-time employees 0.1%, part-time employees 0.9%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 5.6% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 0.4% and non-scheduled cash earnings decreased by 0.2%. Real wage (total cash earnings) unchanged from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 0.1% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers at business establishments with 5 or more employees decreased by 0.8% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (March)

June 7, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of welfare recipients in March was 2,145,415 and the number of households of welfare recipients was 1,641,532.

Indexes of Business Conditions April 2017 (Preliminary Release)

June 7, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2010=100) in April was 117.7, an increase of 3.3 point. And 3 months backward moving average increased by for 1.47point, and 7 months backward moving average increased for 0.83point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was “Improving” (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 104.5, a decrease of 1.2 point, and the Lagging Index was 116.2, a decrease of 0.5 point.

National Accounts (The 2nd Preliminary Estimates Jan.-Mar. 2017)

June 8, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

Real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate (Seasonally Adjusted) at Jan.-Mar.2017 was 0.3% (1.0% on annual basis). Of real GDP growth rate, 0.1% was contributed by domestic demand and 0.1% by external demand.

Compensation of Employees (real) was -0.0% and compensation of Employees (nominal) was -0.1% (changes from the previous quarter (seasonally adjusted)).

Quartely Estimates of GDP: Jan. ~Mar. 2016 (The 2nd Preliminary Estimates)  Growth rate of GDP from the previous Quarters(seasonally adjusted) Contributions of Domestic Demand and External Demand to Changes in GDP

Business Outlook Survey (Summary) April-June, 2017

June 13, released by the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Finance of Japan

The Status of Implementation of Individual Labor Dispute Resolutions Systems in FY2016

June 16, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Survey on Labour Union Activities 2016

June 20, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Survey on Labor Economic Trend (May 2017)

June 21, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

By the judgment of employment surplus or shortage DI as of May 1, 2017, regarding the trend of the sense of employment surplus or shortage, in the total of industries surveyed, regular staff, etc. accounted for 35 (38 in the previous survey) and the DI shows shortage for 24 consecutive terms. And, that of part-time workers accounted for 30 (32 in the previous survey) and the DI shows shortage for 31 consecutive terms.

Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in April)

June 23, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 0.5% and contractual cash earnings increased by 0.4% (full-time employees 0.3%, part-time employees 1.2%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 3.7% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 0.4% and non-scheduled cash earnings decreased by 0.2%. Real wage (total cash earnings) unchanged and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 0.1% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers at business establishments with 5 or more employees increased by 0.4% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

Indexes of Business Conditions April 2017 (Revision of the Preliminary Release)

June 26, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2010=100) in April was 117.1, an increase of 2.7 point. And 3 months backward moving average increased for 1.27 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased for 0.75 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was “Improving” (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 104.2, a decrease of 1.5 point, and the Lagging Index was 117.1, an increase of 0.4 point.

Survey on Supply and Demand of Construction Labor

June 26, released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions (2016)

June 27, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The average annual income per household in 2015 was 5,458 thousand yen (5,372 thousand yen in the previous survey).

As for family life consciousness, 56.5% says their lives are “hard” (very much or a little bit).

Consumer Price Index (May)

June 30, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Japan in May 2017 was 100.4(2015=100), up 0.4% over the year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 100.3, up 0.4% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 100.8, unchanged from the previous year.

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in June 2017(preliminary) was 99.8(2015=100), unchanged from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 99.8, unchanged from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 100.4, down 0.2% from the previous year.

Labour Force Survey (May)

June 30, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 3.1%, increased by 0.3point from the previous month. That for men was 3.2%, increased by 0.3point and that for women was 2.9%, increased by 0.3point from the previous month.

The number of unemployed persons (seasonally adjusted) was 2.05million, increased by 190 thousand from the previous month.

The number of employees was 57.96 million, increased by 570 thousand from the previous year.

Among them, the number of regular employee was 34.37 million, increased by 500 thousand from the previous year and the number of non-regular employee was 20.03 million, increased by 50 thousand from the previous year.

Employment Referrals for General Workers (May)

June 30, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 1.49, increased by 0.01 point from the previous month.

The number of monthly active job openings (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was decreased by 0.1% from the previous month and the number of monthly active applications (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was decreased by 0.9% from the previous month.

New job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 2.31, increased by 0.18point from the previous month.

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio for regular staff (seasonally adjusted) was 0.99, increase by 0.02 point from the previous month.

Trend in Unemployment Rate and Ratio of Active Job Openings to Applicants (seasonally adjusted)

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (May)

June 30, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The average monthly income for a worker’s household with 2 or more family members was decreased by 1.7% in real terms from the same month a year before.

The change over the year of wages & salaries was -2.4% in real terms from the previous year (household heads: -1.3% in real terms, spouse of household: -9.1% in real terms).

The average monthly consumption expenditures for a worker’s household with 2 or more family members was increased by 2.3% in real terms from the same month a year before.

Indices of Industrial Production (May)

June 30, released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryopen new window

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2010=100) decreased by 3.3% from the previous month.

According to the Survey of Production Forecast in Manufacturing, Production is expected to increase in June and decrease in July.

Workers’ compensation for Brain and Heart Disease and mental disability (FY2016)

June 30, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Regarding the situation of workers’ compensation for brain and heart disease, the number of claim was 825, an increase of 30 from the previous fiscal year, and the number of grant decision was 260, an increase of 9 from the previous fiscal year.

As for mental disability, the former was 1,586, an increase of 71 from the previous fiscal year and the latter was 498, an increase of 26 from the previous fiscal year.

Other Reports

White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri) FY2015

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

White Paper on Gender Equality 2017

June 9, released by the Cabinet Office

White Paper on Children and Young People

June 13, released by the Cabinet Office

Annual Report on the Aging Society 2017

June 16, released by the Cabinet Office

Declining Birthrate White Paper

June 16, released by the Cabinet Office

Monthly Economic Report (June)

June 22, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

The Japanese economy is on a moderate recovery. (In the previous month, “The Japanese economy is on a moderate recovery, while delayed improvement in part can be seen.”)

  • Private consumption is in picking up moderately. (In the previous month, “Private consumption remains in pickup as a whole.”)
  • Business investment is picking up. (In the previous month, “Business investment picking up appears to be pausing.”)
  • Exports are picking up. (The same as the previous month)
  • Industrial production is picking up. (The same as the previous month)
  • Corporate profits is improving. Firms' judgment on current business conditions is improving. (The same as the previous month)
  • The employment situation is improving. (The same as the previous month)
  • Consumer prices are flat. (The same as the previous month)
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