Recent Statistical Survey Reports, September 2022

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Statistical Survey Reports

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (July)

September 6, 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 4.6% in real terms from the previous year. The change over the year of wages & salaries was down 5.0% in real terms from the previous year (household heads: -6.8% in real terms, spouse of household: 0.3% in real terms).

The average of consumption expenditures for a worker’s household with 2 or more family members was up 1.7% in real terms from the previous year.

The average of consumption expenditures for a worker’s household with 2 or more family members was up 1.7% in real terms from the previous year.

Monthly Labour Survey (Provisional Report in July)

September 6, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 1.8% and contractual cash earnings increased by 1.5% (full-time employees 1.3%, part-time employees 2.7%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 2.8% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 1.2% and non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 4.7% from a year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) decreased by 1.3% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 1.6% from a year earlier.

Total hours decreased by 0.2%, scheduled hours worked decreased by 0.5% from a year earlier and non-scheduled hours worked increased by 2.9% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers decreased by 0.2% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

September 27 Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in July)

Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (June)

September 7, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The number of welfare recipients in June was 2,023,381 and the number of households of welfare recipients was 1,641,044.

Indexes of Business Conditions July 2022 (Preliminary Release)

September 7, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in July was 100.6, increased by 1.4 point from the previous month. And 3 months backward moving average increased by 1.17 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased by 0.51 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was "Improving" (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 99.6, a decrease of 0.7 point, and the Lagging Index was 97.5, unchanged from the previous month.

September 28 Indexes of Business Conditions July 2022(Revision of the Preliminary Release

National Accounts (The 2nd Preliminary Estimates Apr.-Jun.2022)

September 8, released by the Cabinet Officeopen new window

Real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate (Seasonally Adjusted) at Apr.-Jun.2022 was 0.9% (3.5% on annual basis). Of real GDP growth rate, 0.8% was contributed by domestic demand and 0.1% by external demand.

Compensation of Employees (real) was -0.9% and compensation of Employees (nominal) was 0.4% (changes from the previous quarter (seasonally adjusted)).

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

Conditions Relating to Result of Summer Bonus Negotiation (major private enterprises) (2022)

September 9, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The amount of agreed summer bonus was 832,340 yen, increased by 58,708 yen (7.59%) from a year earlier.

(*)The survey targeted 381 major private enterprises with the capital one billion yen or more, with 1,000 or more employees and the labour union, that could be grasped their results of negotiations.

Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions (2021)

September 9, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Looking at households with children in terms of the labour force status of mothers, households with mothers "with work" account for 75.9% of such households.

The amount of average income per household in 2020 is 5,643,000 yen when calculated on the basis of "All households".

Looking at the percentage distribution of households by self-assessed living conditions, "Difficult"("Very difficult" and "Somewhat difficult") accounts for 53.1% .

Indices of Industrial Production (Revised Report for July 2022)

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

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) was 96.9, increased by 0.8% from the previous month.

Survey on Labor Economic Trend (August 2022)

September 16, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

By the judgment of employment surplus or shortage DI as of August 1, 2022, regarding the trend of the sense of employment surplus or shortage, in the total of industries surveyed, regular staff, etc. accounted for 41 and the DI shows shortage for 45 consecutive terms. And, that of part-time workers accounted for 28 and the DI shows shortage for 52 consecutive terms.

Consumer Price Index Japan (August)

September 20, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

The consumer price index for Japan in August 2022(preliminary) was 102.7(2020=100), up 3.0% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 102.5, up 2.8% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 100.9, up 1.6% from the previous year.

Survey on Supply and Demand of Construction Labor

September 26, released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in July)

September 27, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 1.3% and contractual cash earnings increased by 1.2% (full-time employees 1.3%, part-time employees 2.7%) from a year earlier. earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 1.6% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 0.9% and non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 4.7% from a year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) decreased by 1.8% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 1.9% from a year earlier.

Total hours decreased by 0.1%, scheduled hours worked decreased by 0.5% from a year earlier and non-scheduled hours worked increased by 3.9% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers increased by 0.5% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

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

September 28, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in July was100.1, increased by 0.9 point from the previous month. And 3 months backward moving average increased by 1.00 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased by 0.44 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was "Improving" (The same as the Preliminary Release)

The Leading Index was 98.9, a decrease of 1.4 point, and the Lagging Index was 97.4, a decrease of 0.2 point.

Labour Force Survey (August)

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

The unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 2.5%, decreased by 0.1 point from the previous month. That for men was 2.7%, decreased by 0.1 point from the previous month and that for women was 2.3%, unchanged from the previous month.

The number of unemployed persons (seasonally adjusted) was 1.75 million, decreased by 10 thousand from the previous month.

The number of employees was 60.44 million, increased by 300 thousand from the previous year.

Among them, the number of regular employee was 35.89 million, decreased by 250 thousand from the previous year and the number of non-regular employee was 21.21 million, increased by 500 thousand from the previous year.

Employment Referrals for General Workers (August)

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

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 1.32, increased by 0.03 point from the previous month.

The number of monthly active job openings (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was increased by 0.6% from the previous month and the number of monthly active applications (person(s)) (seasonally adjusted) was decreased by 1.5% from the previous month.

New job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 2.32, decreased by 0.08 point from the previous month.

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio for regular staff (seasonally adjusted) was 1.02, increased by 0.01 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.

Indices of Industrial Production (Preliminary Report for August 2022)

September 30, released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryopen new window

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) was 99.5, increased by 2.7% from the previous month. According to the Survey of Production Forecast in Manufacturing, Production is expected to increase in September and October.

Other Reports

White Paper on the Labour Economy 2021

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

Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report 2022

September 30, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Monthly Economic Report (September 2022)

September 30, 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. (The same as the previous month)
  • 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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