Recent Statistical Survey Reports, June 2019

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Statistical Survey Reports

Basic Survey of Gender Equality in Employment Management in FY2018 (Provisional Report)

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

The ratio of the child-care leave taken by female was 82.2 (a decrease of 1.0point from the survey of FY2017) and that of male was 6.16% (an increase of 1.02point from the survey of FY2017).

Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (March 2019)

June 5, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of welfare recipients in March was 2,090,578 and the number of households of welfare recipients was 1,636,334.

Monthly Labour Survey (Provisional Report in April)

June 7, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings decreased by 0.1% and contractual cash earnings decreased by 0.1% (full-time employees 0.8%, part-time employees -0.9%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings decreased by 3.2% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 0.1% and non-scheduled cash earnings decreased by 1.1% from year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) decreased by 1.1% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased 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 0.9% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (April 2019)

June 7, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The average monthly income for a worker’s households with 2 or more family members was up 1.1% in real terms from the previous year. The change over the year of wages & salaries was 2.5% in real terms from the previous year (household heads: 2.4% in real terms, spouse of household: 18.2% in real terms).

The average of consumption expenditures for a worker’s household with 2 or more family members was down 0.3% in real terms from the previous year.

Revised forms of account books have been introduced to half of the sample households on January 2018, therefore results including "Change over the year" and "Contribution" in data tables might have gaps from the figures by the previous survey schedules.

To resolve this discontinuity, "discontinuity-adjusted figures" are calculated by "Inverse-Probability-Weighting" using "propensity score", for valid comparison with results of previous years.

Indexes of Business Conditions April 2019 Preliminary Release

June 7, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in April was 101.9, an increase of 0.8 point. And 3 months backward moving average increased by for 0.50point, and 7 months backward moving average increased for 0.01point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was “Worsening” (The same as the previous month).

The Leading Index was 95.5, a decrease of 0.2 point, and the Lagging Index was 104.6, an increase of 0.1 point.

National Accounts (The 2nd Preliminary Estimates Jan.-Mar. 2019)

June 10, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

Real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate (Seasonally Adjusted) at Jan.-Mar.2019 was 0.6% (2.2% on annual basis). Of real GDP growth rate, 0.1% was contributed by domestic demand and 0.4% by external demand.

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

Quartely Estimates of GDP: Jan. ~Mar. 2019 (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

See the table above for chart data.

Report on Employment Service for the disabled (FY2018)

June 18, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of job placements for disabled persons through Public Employment Security Offices was 102,318, an increase of 4.6% from the previous fiscal year.

Consumer Price Index Japan (May)

June 21, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Japan in May 2019 was 101.8(2015=100), up 0.7% over the year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 101.8, up 0.8% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 101.6, up 0.5% from the previous year.

Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in April)

June 21, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings decreased by 0.3% and contractual cash earnings decreased by 0.3% (full-time employees 0.7%, part-time employees -0.5%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings decreased by 5.3% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings decreased by 0.1% and non-scheduled cash earnings decreased by 1.9% from year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) decreased by 1.4% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 1.3% 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).

Indexes of Business Conditions April 2019 (Revision of the Preliminary Release)

June 24, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in April was 102.1, an increase of 1.0 point. And 3 months backward moving average increased for 0.57 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased for 0.04 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was “Worsening” (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 95.9, an increase of 0.2 point, and the Lagging Index was 104.6, unchanged.

Survey on Supply and Demand of Construction Labor

June 25, released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Survey on Labor Economic Trend (May 2019)

June 25, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

By the judgment of employment surplus or shortage DI as of May 1, 2019, regarding the trend of the sense of employment surplus or shortage, in the total of industries surveyed, regular staff, etc. accounted for 40 and the DI shows shortage for 32 consecutive terms. And, that of part-time workers accounted for 30 and the DI shows shortage for 39 consecutive terms.

Survey on the Employment Situation of Persons with Disabilities FY2018

June 25, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Indices of Industrial Production (May)

June 28, released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryopen new window

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) increased by 2.3% from the previous month. According to the Survey of Production Forecast in Manufacturing, Production is expected to decrease in June and increase in July.

Consumer Price Index Ku-area of Tokyo (June) (preliminary)

June 28, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in June 2019(preliminary) was 101.6(2015=100), up 1.1% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 101.5, up 0.9% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 101.6, up 0.8% from the previous year.

Labour Force Survey (May)

June 28, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 2.4%, unchanged from the previous month. That for men was 2.5%, unchanged, and that for women was 2.2%, decreased by 0.1point from the previous month.

The number of unemployed persons (seasonally adjusted) was 1.62million, decreased by 60 thousand from the previous month.

The number of employees was 59.93 million, increased by 620 thousand from the previous year.

Among them, the number of regular employee was 35.35 million, increased by 240 thousand from the previous year and the number of non-regular employee was 21.06million, increased by 270 thousand from the previous year.

Employment Referrals for General Workers (May)

June 28, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 1.62, decreased by 0.01point from the previous month.

The number of monthly active job openings (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was increased by 0.7% from the previous month and the number of monthly active applications (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was increased by 1.1% from the previous month.

New job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 2.43, decreased by 0.05 point from the previous month.

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio for regular staff (seasonally adjusted) was 1.15, decreased by 0.01point 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.

Workers’ compensation for Brain and Heart Disease and mental disability (FY2018)

June 28, 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 877, an increase of 37 from the previous fiscal year.

As for mental disability, the number of claim was 1,820, an increase of 88 from the previous fiscal year.

Other Reports

White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri) 2018

June 11, released by
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryopen new window

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

White Paper on Gender Equality 2019

June 14, released by the Cabinet Office

Monthly Economic Report (June)

June 18, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

The Japanese economy is recovering at a moderate pace while weakness in exports and industrial production continues. (The same as the previous month)

  • Private consumption is in picking up. (The same as the previous month)
  • Business investment is on the increase at a moderate pace, while weakness is seen recently in machinery investment. (The same as the previous month)
  • Exports are in a weak tone. (The same as the previous month)
  • Industrial production is in a weak tone recently. (The same as the previous month)
  • Corporate profits holds firm at a high level. Firms' judgment on current business conditions shows cautiousness, mainly among manufactures. (In the previous month, “Corporate profits improvement appears to be pausing, although they remain at a high level.”)
  • The employment situation is improving steadily. (The same as the previous month)
  • Consumer prices are rising moderately in recent months. (The same as the previous month)
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