Recent Statistical Survey Reports, October 2021

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Statistical Survey Reports

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

October 5, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in September 2021(preliminary) was 100.1(2015=100), up 0.3% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 99.8, up 0.1% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 99.7, down 0.1% from the previous year.

Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (July)

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

The number of welfare recipients in July was 2,038,416 and the number of households of welfare recipients was 1,640,186.

Indexes of Business Conditions August 2021 (Preliminary Release)

October 7, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in August was 91.5, a decrease of 2.9 point. And 3 months backward moving average decreased by 0.33 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased by 0.01 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was “Improving” (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 101.8, a decrease of 2.3 point, and the Lagging Index was 94.8, a decrease of 0.5 point.

October 25 Indexes of Business Conditions August 2021(Revision of the Preliminary Release)

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (August)

October 8, 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 5.4% in real terms from the previous year. The change over the year of wages & salaries was 6.9% in real terms from the previous year (household heads: 8.5% in real terms, spouse of household: 0.4% in real terms).

The average of consumption expenditures for a worker’s household with 2 or more family members was down 2.9% in real terms from the previous year.

Monthly Labour Survey (Provisional Report in August)

October 8, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 0.7% and contractual cash earnings increased by 0.6% (full-time employees 1.3%, part-time employees -1.8%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 2.0% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 0.2% and non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 6.5% from a year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) increased by 0.2% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) increased by 0.2% from a year earlier.

Total hours increased by 0.7%, scheduled hours worked increased by 0.2% and non-scheduled hours worked increased by 7.0% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers decreased by 4.3% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

October 22 Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in August)

Indices of Industrial Production (Revised Report for August 2021)

October 14, released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryopen new window

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) was 94.6, decreased by 3.6% from the previous month.

Consumer Price Index Japan (September)

October 22, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Japan in September 2021 was 100.1(2020=100), up 0.2% over the year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 99.8, up 0.1% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 99.3, down 0.5% from the previous year.

Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in August)

October 22, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 0.6% and contractual cash earnings increased by 0.5% (full-time employees 1.2%, part-time employees -1.3%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 3.0% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 0.0% and non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 6.0%. Real wage (total cash earnings) increased by 0.1% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) increased by 0.1% from a year earlier.

Total hours increased by 0.7%, scheduled hours worked increased by 0.2% and non-scheduled hours worked increased by 7.0% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers decreased by 3.6% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

Indexes of Business Conditions August 2021(Revision of the Preliminary Release)

October 25, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in August was 91.3, a decrease of 3.1 point. And 3 months backward moving average decreased by 0.40 point, and 7 months backward moving average decreased by 0.02 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was “Improving” (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 101.3, a decrease of 2.8 point, and the Lagging Index was 94.1, a decrease of 1.1 point.

Survey on Supply and Demand of Construction Labor

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

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

October 29, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in October 2021(preliminary) was 99.9(2015=100), up 0.1% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 99.8, up 0.1% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 99.6, down 0.4% from the previous year.

Indices of Industrial Production (Preliminary Report for September 2021)

October 29, released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry新しいウィンドウ

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) was 89.5, decreased by 5.4% from the previous month. According to the Survey of Production Forecast in Manufacturing, Production is expected to increase in October and November.

Labour Force Survey (September)

October 29, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 2.8%, unchanged from the previous month. That for men was2.9%, decreased by 0.2 point from the previous month and that for women was 2.6%, increased by 0.1 point from the previous month.

The number of unemployed persons (seasonally adjusted) was 1.89 million, decreased by 20 thousand from the previous month.

The number of employees was 59.75 million, increased by 140 thousand from the previous year.

Among them, the number of regular employee was 35.79 million, increased by 500 thousand from the previous year and the number of non-regular employee was 20.59 million, decreased by 200 thousand from the previous year.

Employment Referrals for General Workers (September)

October 29, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare新しいウィンドウ

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 1.16, increased by 0.02 point from the previous month.

The number of monthly active job openings (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was increased by 0.9% from the previous month and the number of monthly active applications (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was decreased by 0.2% from the previous month.

New job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 2.10, increased by 0.13 point from the previous month.

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio for regular staff (seasonally adjusted) was 0.91, decreased by 0.01 point from the previous month.

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

Other Reports

Monthly Economic Report (October)

October 15, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

The Japanese economy remains in picking up, although the pace has weakened in a severe situation due to the Novel Coronavirus. (In previous month, “The Japanese economy remains in picking up, although the pace has weakened in a severe situation due to the Novel Coronavirus”)

  • Private consumption shows weakness further. (The same as the previous month)
  • Business investment is picking up. (The same as the previous month)
  • Exports are increasing at a slower pace. (In the previous month, “Exports continue to increase moderately”)
  • Industrial production is picking up, although some weakness is seen recently. (The same as the previous month)
  • Corporate profits are picking up, although some weaknesses remain in non-manufacturers due to the influence of the infectious disease. Firms' judgments on current business conditions show movements of picking up, although some severe aspects remain. (The same as the previous month)
  • Employment situation shows steady movements in some components such as job offers, while weakness remains, due to the influence of the infectious disease. (The same as the previous month)
  • Consumer prices show steady movements recently. (The same as the previous month)
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