Recent Statistical Survey Reports, July 2004

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Statistical Survey Reports

Survey on Employment Management (2004)

Friday, July 2, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

When recruiting regular employees, 30.3% of the companies regarded negatively for candidates' past job experiences as part-time job hoppers (“freeters”).

Industrial Labour Situation Survey (2003)

Thursday, July 15, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

13.5% of business establishments started new business in 3 years.

Survey on Employees' Willingness to Work and Employment Management

Tuesday, July 20, released by JILPT

Compared to 3 years ago, about 30% of employees felt less satisfactory for employers' reflecting their performance evaluation to wages and bonuses.

General Survey on Diversified Type of Employment (2003)

Wednesday, July 21, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

By type of employment, non-regular staffs constitute 34.6% of whole employees, that is, 1 in 3 employees. The share of non-regular employees rose by 7.1 points as compared with the previous 1999 survey.

Type of Employment

Survey on Educational Training and Career Consultation

Friday, July 23, released by JILPT

By type of employment, non-regular staffs constitute 34.6% of whole employees, that is, 1 in 3 employees. The share of non-regular employees rose by 7.1 points as compared with the previous 1999 survey.

Basic Survey on Employment Management of Women (2003)

Friday, July 23, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

29.5% of enterprises already took “positive action”, the ratio increased by 3.2 points from the previous survey conducted 3 years ago.

State of implementation and Instruction on Labour Management System by Course

Friday, July 23, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Proportion of women in main career track was only 3.0%.

Indices of Industrial Production (Preliminary Report for June)

Thursday, July 29, released by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Industrial production index (seasonally adjusted) decreased for the first time in 4 months by 1.3% compared with the previous month.

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (June)

Friday, July 30, released by Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs, Posts and TeleCommunications

Monthly living expenditure per workers' household decreased for the first time in 3 months by 1.3% in real terms from a year earlier.

Consumer Price Index (June)

Friday, July 30, released by Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs, Posts and TeleCommunications

Consumer price index unchanged from a year earlier, and that of Ku-areas in Tokyo in July decreased by 0.2%.

Labor Force Survey (June)

Friday, July 30, released by Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications

Report on Employment Service (June)

Friday, July 30, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 4.6%, unchanged from the previous month.

Unemployment rate for men increased by 0.2points from the previous month to 4.9%, while that for women decreased by 0.2 points to 4.2%.

The ratio of active job openings to applicants (seasonally adjusted) was 0.82, increased by 0.02 points from the previous month.

The number of employed persons decreased from a year earlier for the first time in 7 months to 63.74 million.

The number of unemployed persons was 3.09 million, marking the 13th consecutive decrease (year on year basis).

The number of employees (seasonally adjusted) decreased for the 2nd consecutive month from the previous month by 1.0%.

Trend in Unemployment Rate and Ratio of Active Job Openings to Applicants

Monthly Labor Survey (Provisional Report for June)

Monday, August 2, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Total cash earnings (for establishments with 5 or more employees) decreased by 2.4% from a year earlier. Non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 4.8% while special cash earnings dropped by 5.6%.

Non--scheduled hours worked in manufacturing (for establishments with 5 or more employees, seasonally adjusted) increased by 0.1% from the previous month.

Regular workers (for establishments with 5 or more employees) increased for the 3rd consecutive month by 0.4%.

Other Reports

Monthly Economic Report (July)

Tuesday, July 13, released by Cabinet Officeopen new window

The economy is recovering at a solid pace as improvements in the corporate sector are extending into the household sector.

  • Exports are rising, and industrial production is also increasing.
  • Corporate profits are improving sharply and business investment is increasing.
  • Private consumption is moderately increasing.
  • The employment situation is further improving, though some severe aspects remain.
  • As for short-term prospects, the economic recovery is expected to continue as the world economy recovers and the domestic private demand increases steadily. On the other hand, attention should be given to the effects on the economies of global interest rate developments and other factors.

Monthly Labor Economy Report (July)

Tuesday, July 13, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The employment situation is further improving, though some severe aspects remain.

Annual Report on the Japanese Economy and Public Finance (2004)

Friday, July 16, released by Cabinet Officeopen new window

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