Recent Statistical Survey Reports, July 2005

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Statistical Survey Reports

Basic Survey on Citizen's Life (2004)

Wednesday, July 6, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

As for family life consciousness, 55.8% says it is very hard or relatively hard, and 39.4% says average.

Survey on Personnel Strategies and Job Consciousness in the Society Facing a Declining Population

Tuesday, July 19, released by the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training

60.9% of the workers feel stress in their jobs.

Regarding anticipation on their future occupational life, 53.4% says they don't know, 27.1% says hopeless, and 17.1% says hopeful.

The Average Life Expectancy of Japanese People (2004)

Friday, July 22, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The average life expectancy of Japanese men and women are 78.64 and 85.59 years, respecting increased by 0.28 year for men and 0.26 year for women, to the previous year.

Results on Total Amounts of the Number of Job Advertisement Insertions

Monday, July 25, released by Association of Job Information of Japan

A total number of job advertisement insertion was 542,598 in the whole media (the media affiliated AJIJ Corp.), increased by 20% from the previous year.

Guidance for the Minimum Wage Revision of Each Region

Tuesday, July 26, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

As for the minimum wage revision of each region, they announced an increase target in 2005 regional minimum wages. In 2005, the increase ratio was 0.4%.

Population, Population Movement, and the Number of Households, from the Basic Resident Register

Wednesday, July 27, released by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

According to the Basic Resident Register, population of men in Japan was 62.08 million, decreased by 10,000 from the previous year. It has been the first decrease since the survey commenced.

Survey on Employment Trends (2004)

Thursday, July 28, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of gross labor turnover was 13.59 million (the number of job accession was 6.73 million, and that of job separation was 6.85 million). The ratio of job accession was 15.7% and separation rate was 16.0%.

Indices of Industrial Production (Preliminary Report for June)

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

Industrial production index (seasonally adjusted) increased by 1.5% compared with the previous month.

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (June)

Friday, July 29, released by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Monthly living expenditure per workers' household increased by 0.1 % in real terms from a year earlier.

Consumer Price Index (June)

Friday, July 29, released by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Consumer price index decreased by 0.5% from a year earlier, and that of Ku-areas in Tokyo in July decreased by 0.1%.

Labor Force Survey (June)

Friday, July 29, released by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Report on Employment Service (June)

Friday, July 29, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 4.2%, decreased by 0.2 points from the previous month.

Unemployment rate for men decreased by 0.2 points from the previous month to 4.4%, while that for women decreased by 0.3 points to 3.9%.

The ratio of active job openings to applicants (seasonally adjusted) was 0.96, increased by 0.02 points from the previous month.

The number of employed persons decreased for the 2nd consecutive month from a year earlier to 64.18 million.

The number of unemployed persons was 2.8 million, marking the 25th consecutive decrease (year on year basis).

The number of employees (seasonally adjusted) increased for the 4th consecutive month from the previous month to 54.16 million.

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

Monthly Labor Survey (Provisional Report for June)

Monday, August 1, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Total cash earnings (for establishments with 5 or more employees) increased by 1.1% from a year earlier, and contractual cash earnings increased by 0.4%.

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 by 0.6%.

Other Reports

Monthly Economic Report (July)

Tuesday, July 12, released by Cabinet Officeopen new window

The economy shows steadily continuous recovery.

  • Corporate profits are improving. And business investment is increasing steadily.
  • Private consumption is picking up.
  • Theemployment situation shows an expansion of improvement, though some severe aspects remain.
  • Both exports and industrial production remain unchanged.

Monthly Labor Economy Report (July)

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

Looking at the aspects of labor and economy, the employment situation shows an expansion of improvement though some severe aspects remain. For example, unemployment rate is declining though still remaining on a high level, and wages are steadily increasing.

Annual Report on Japan's Economy and Public Finance (2005)

Friday, July 15, released by Cabinet Officeopen new window

2005 White Paper on Youth

Thursday, July 21, released by Cabinet Officeopen new window

White Paper on the Labour Economy 2005

Friday, July 22, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

White Paper on Health, Labour and Welfare 2004

Friday, July 29, released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

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