Recent Statistical Survey Reports, May 2013

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Statistical Survey Reports

Labor Force Survey: Detailed Tabulation (Jan-Mar. 2013)

Tuesday, May 14, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Of the employed persons (average, in the Jan. - Mar. 2013), the number of the regular staff/employees (excluding board members) decreased by 530 thousand from the previous year to 32.81 million. The number of non-regular staff/employees of the employees was 18.70 million, increased by 650 thousand from the previous year.

Of the total 2.77 million unemployed persons, the number of persons who had been unemployed for 3 months or more was 1.89 million, a decrease of 190 thousand from the previous year. Among them, the number of persons who had been unemployed for 1 year or more was 1.09million, a decrease of 70 thousand from the previous year.

Report on Employment Service for the disabled (FY2012)

Wednesday, May 15, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of job placements for disabled persons through Public Employment Security Offices was 68,321, an increase of 15.1% from the previous fiscal year. By type of disabilities, that for persons with physical disabilities was 26,573 (an increase of 6.9% from the previous fiscal year), that for persons with intellectual disabilities was 16,030 (an increase of 11.9% from the previous fiscal year), that for persons with mental disabilities was 23,861 (an increase of 26.6% from the previous fiscal year) and so on.

National Accounts (The 1st Preliminary Estimates Jan.-Mar. 2013)

Thursday, May 16, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

Real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate (Seasonally Adjusted) at Jan.-Mar.2013 was 0.9% (3.5% on annual basis). Of real GDP growth rate, 0.5% was contributed by domestic demand and 0.4% by external demand.

Quartely Estimates of GDP: Jan. ~Mar. 2013 (The 1st Preliminary Estimates)
Growth rate of GDP from the previous Quarters(seasonally adjusted)
Contributions of Domestic Demand and External Demand to Changes in GDP

See the table above for chart data.

Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in March and FY2012)

Friday, May 17, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Total amount of cash earnings (for business establishments with 5 or more employees)decreased by 0.9% from a year earlier, and contractual cash earnings decreased by 1.1% from a year earlier.

Scheduled cash earnings decreased by 0.9%, non-scheduled cash earnings decreased by 1.5%, and special cash earnings unchanged from a year earlier. Real wage (total) unchanged from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers at business establishments with 5 or more employees increased by 1.6% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

Total amount of cash earnings in FY2012 decreased by 0.7% from a year earlier, and contractual cash earnings decreased by 0.3% from a year earlier.

Scheduled cash earnings in FY2012 decreased by 0.5%, non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 0.9%, and special cash earnings decreased by 2.5% from a year earlier. Real wage (total) decreased by 0.5% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers at business establishments with 5 or more employees in FY2012 decreased by 0.8% from the previous month.

Survey on Situation of Preliminary Job Offers for New Graduate (Senior and Junior High School) (End of March, 2013)

Friday, May 17, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The ratio of final-year senior high school students with preliminary job offers was 97.6%, an increase of 0.9 points from the same period of the previous year.

The ratio of job openings to applicants for final-year senior high school students was 1.37, 0.07 points higher than the same period of the previous year.

The ratio of job openings to applicants for final-year junior high school students was 1.19, 0.23 points higher than the same period of the previous year.

Trend in the percentage of final-year high school students
with official job offer

See the table above for line chart data.

Survey on Situation of Preliminary Job Offers for New Graduate (University, etc.) (April 1, 2013)

Friday, May 17, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The ratio of final-year university students who got an official job offer to applicants was 93.9%, increased by 0.3 points from the same period a year earlier.

That of final-year junior college students (female only) was 94.7%, increased by 5.2 points from the same period a year earlier.

That of final-year technology college students (male only) was 100%, unchanged from the same period a year earlier.

That of final-year vocational school students was 94.1%, increased by 0.9 points from the same period a year earlier.

Trend in the percentage of final-year university students
with official job offer

See the table above for line chart data.

Indexes of Business Conditions March 2013 (Revised Release)

Monday, May 20, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2005=100) in March was 93.8, an increase of 1.3 points. And 3 months backward moving average increased for 0.63 points, and 7 months backward moving average increased for 0.16 points. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was “Halting to fall.” (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 97.9, an increase of 0.5 points, and the Lagging Index was 87.6, an increase of 1.5 points.

Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (February)

Wednesday, May 22, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of households of welfare recipients in February was 1,574,643 and the number of welfare recipients was 2,155,218.

Status on Industrial accidents of death cases and significant accidents in 2012

Friday, May 24, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of deaths by industrial accidents in 2012 was 1,093, increased by 69 from the previous year.

Consumer Price Index (April)

Friday, May 31, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Japan in April 2013 was 99.7(2010=100), down 0.7% over the year. Omitting Fresh food, the comprehensive index was 99.8, down 0.4% over the year.

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in May 2013(preliminary) was 98.9(2010=100), down 0.2% over the year. Omitting Fresh food, the comprehensive index was 99.2, up 0.1% over the year.

Labour Force Survey (April)

Friday, May 31, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 4.1%, unchanged from the previous month. That for men was 4.3%, decreased by 0.2 point from the previous month and that for women was 3.8%, increased by 0.3 point from the previous month.

The number of unemployed persons (seasonally adjusted) was 2.71 million, increased by 40 thousand from the previous month.

The number of employees (seasonally adjusted) was 55.45 million, increased by 240 thousand from the previous month.

Report on Employment Service (April)

Friday, May 31, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The ratio of active job openings to applicants (seasonally adjusted) was 0.89, increased by 0.03 point from the previous month.

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

See the table above for chart data.

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (April)

Friday, May 31, 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 increased by 2.9% in real terms from the same month a year before.

With regard to the income contributing to increase - decrease rate, contribution of income earned by head of household accounted for 1.23 %, partner's income accounted for 1.69%, other household members' income accounted for 0.36% and so on.

The average monthly consumption expenditures for a worker's household with 2 or more family members was increased by 1.1% in real terms from the same month a year before.

Indices of Industrial Production (April)

Friday, May 31, released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryopen new window

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted) increased by 1.7% from the previous month.

According to the Survey of Production Forecast in Manufacturing, Production is expected to be flat in May and to decrease in June. The Synthetic judgment is “Industrial Production shows signs of picking up at a moderate pace.” (The same as the previous month)

Monthly Survey on Service Industries (Preliminary Report in March)

Friday, May 31, released by the Ministry
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The monthly sales amount of service industry by industry of business activity in March 2013 was 33.2 trillion yen, an increase of 0.2 % from the same month the year before. The total number of persons working at the location of establishment in the industry by industry of establishment and enterprise, etc. was 28,160 thousand person, an increase of 1.1% from the same month the year before.

The Status of Implementation of Individual Labor Dispute Resolutions Systems in FY2012

Friday, May 31, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Monthly Labour Survey (Preliminary Report in April)

Tuesday, June 4, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Total amount of cash earnings (for business establishments with 5 or more employees) increased by 0.3% from a year earlier and contractual cash earnings unchanged from a year earlier.

Scheduled cash earnings unchanged, non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 0.4%, and special cash earnings increased by 9.7% from a year earlier. Real wage (total) increased by 1.1%, from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers at business establishments with 5 or more employees increased by 2.7% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

Other Reports

Monthly Economic Report (May)

Monday, May 20, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

The Japanese economy is picking up slowly. (In the previous month, “The Japanese economy is showing movements of picking up recently, while weakness can be seen in some areas.”)

  • Exports show signs of picking up. Industrial production is picking up slowly. (In the previous month, “Exports are starting to level off. Industrial production is showing movements of picking up.”)
  • Corporate profits show movements of improvement, mainly among large firms. Business investment is starting to level off. (In the previous month, “Corporate profits show signs of improvement, mainly among large firms. Business investment is starting to level off.”)
  • Firms' judgment on current business conditions shows signs of improvement. (The same as the previous month)
  • The employment situation shows signs of improvement recently, although some severe aspects still remain. (The same as the previous month)
  • Private consumption is picking up. (The same as the previous month)
  • Recent price developments indicate that the Japanese economy is in a mild deflationary phase, while signs of change can be seen in some areas recently. (In the previous month, “Recent price developments indicate that the Japanese economy is in a mild deflationary phase.”)

Monthly Economic Labour Report (May)

Wednesday, May 22, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The employment situation shows signs of improvement recently, although some severe aspects still remain. (The same as the previous month)

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