Recent Statistical Survey Reports, August 2022

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Statistical Survey Reports

Survey on Labour Disputes 2021

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

Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (May)

August 3, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of welfare recipients in May was 2,023,336 and the number of households of welfare recipients was 1,639,505.

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (June)

August 5, 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 down 1.4% in real terms from the previous year. The change over the year of wages & salaries was down 1.6% in real terms from the previous year (household heads: -2.9% in real terms, spouse of household: 6.9% in real terms).

The average of consumption expenditures for a worker’s household with 2 or more family members was up 4.0% in real terms from the previous year.

Indexes of Business Conditions June 2022 (Preliminary Release)

August 5, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in June was 99.0, increased by 4.1 point from the previous month. And 3 months backward moving average increased by 0.73 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased by 0.38 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was "Improving" (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 100.6, a decrease of 0.6 point, and the Lagging Index was 97.4, an increase of 1.7 point.

August 29 Indexes of Business Conditions June 2022(Revision of the Preliminary Release

Monthly Labour Survey (Provisional Report in June)

August 5, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare新しいウィンドウ

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 2.2% and contractual cash earnings increased by 1.7% (full-time employees 1.8%, part-time employees 3.0%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 3.1% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 1.3% and non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 5.8% from a year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) decreased by 0.4% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 1.0% from a year earlier.

Total hours increased by 1.2%, scheduled hours worked increased by 0.9% from a year earlier and non-scheduled hours worked increased by 6.1% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers increased by 3.8% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

August 26 Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in June)

Conditions Relating to Claim and Result of Spring Wage Negotiation (major business establishments) (2022)

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

The average pay raise agreed upon of 358 major business establishments with the capital one billion yen or more and the labour union belonged by 1,000 employees or more was 6,898 yen, increased by 1,044 yen from a year earlier (5,854 yen). The wage increase percentage was 2.20%, increased by 0.34 point from a year earlier (1.86%).

Labor Force Survey: Detailed Tabulation (Apr.-Jun. 2022)

August 9, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Of the total 57.01 million employee (excl. executive of company or corporation) (average, in the Apr. - Jun. 2022), the number of the regular employees increased by 290 thousand from the previous year to 36.17 million and the number of non-regular employees was 20.84 million, increased by 150 thousand from the previous year.

National Accounts (The 1st Preliminary Estimates Apr.-Jun.2022)

August 15, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

Real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate (Seasonally Adjusted) at Apr.-Jun.2022 was 0.5% (2.2% on annual basis). Of real GDP growth rate, 0.5% was contributed by domestic demand and 0.0% by external demand.

Compensation of Employees (real) was -0.9% and compensation of Employees (nominal) was 0.5% (changes from the previous quarter (seasonally adjusted)).

Quartely Estimates of GDP: Aug. ~Jun. 2022 (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

Indices of Industrial Production (Revised Report for June 2022)

August 15, released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryopen new window

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) was 96.1, increased by 9.2% from the previous month.

Consumer Price Index Japan (July)

August 19, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Japan in July 2022(preliminary) was 102.3(2020=100), up 2.6% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 102.2, up 2.4% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 100.6, up 1.2% from the previous year.

Survey on Supply and Demand of Construction Labor

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

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

August 26, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communicationsopen new window

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in August 2022(preliminary) was 102.7(2020=100), up 2.9% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was102.4, up 2.6% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 101.2, up 1.4% from the previous year.

Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in June)

August 26, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 2.0% and contractual cash earnings increased by 1.4% (full-time employees 1.6%, part-time employees 3.4%) from a year earlier. earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 3.0% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 1.1% and non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 4.8% from a year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) decreased by 0.6% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 1.3% from a year earlier.

Total hours increased by 1.2%, scheduled hours worked increased by 0.8% from a year earlier and non-scheduled hours worked increased by 5.0% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers increased by 3.8% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

Indexes of Business Conditions June 2022(Revision of the Preliminary Release)

August 29, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in June was 98.6, increased by 3.7 point from the previous month. And 3 months backward moving average increased by 0.60 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased by 0.32 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was "Improving" (The same as the Preliminary Release)

The Leading Index was 100.9, a decrease of 0.3 point, and the Lagging Index was 97.6, an increase of 1.8 point.

Labour Force Survey (July)

August 30, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 2.6%, unchanged from the previous month. That for men was 2.8%, increased by 0.1 point from the previous month and that for women was 2.3%, decreased by 0.2 point from the previous month.

The number of unemployed persons (seasonally adjusted) was 1.76 million, decreased by 40 thousand from the previous month.
The number of employees was 60.52 million, increased by 160 thousand from the previous year.

Among them, the number of regular employee was 36.09 million, decreased by 170 thousand from the previous year and the number of non-regular employee was 21.05 million, increased by 320 thousand from the previous year.

Employment Referrals for General Workers (July)

August 30, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 1.29, increased by 0.02 point from the previous month.

The number of monthly active job openings (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was increased by 0.8% from the previous month and the number of monthly active applications (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was decreased by 1.2% from the previous month.

New job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 2.40, increased by 0.16 point from the previous month.

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio for regular staff (seasonally adjusted) was 1.01, increased by 0.02 point from the previous month.

Trend in Unemployment Rate and Ratio of Active Job Openings to

Applicants (seasonally adjusted)

Survey on Employment Trends 2021

August 31, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Indices of Industrial Production (Preliminary Report for July 2022)

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

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) was 97.1, increased by 1.0% from the previous month. According to the Survey of Production Forecast in Manufacturing, Production is expected to increase in August and September.

Other Reports

Monthly Economic Report (August 2022)

August 25, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

The Japanese economy is picking up moderately. (The same as the previous month)

  • Private consumption is picking up moderately. (The same as the previous month)
  • Business investment shows movements of picking up. (The same as the previous month)
  • Exports are almost flat. (The same as the previous month)
  • Industrial production shows movements of picking up. (In the previous month, “Industrial production appears to be pausing for picking up”.)
  • Corporate profits are improving as a whole, although some weaknesses remain. Firms' judgments on current business conditions appear to be pausing for picking up. (The same previous month.)
  • The employment situation is picking up. (The same as the previous month)
  • Consumer prices are rising. (The same as the previous month)
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