Recent Statistical Survey Reports, October 2022

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Statistical Survey Reports

TANKAN (Short-Term Economic Survey of Enterprises) (September)

October 3, released by the Bank of Japan(PDF:559KB)open new window

The Diffusion Index (DI) (“Favorable”- “Unfavorable”) for business conditions in large enterprises of all industries was 11 %point (11 in the previous quarter and forecast 11 in the coming quarter), the manufacturing was 8%point and the non-manufacturing was 14%point.

The Diffusion Index (DI) (“Excessive”- “Insufficient”) for employment conditions in large enterprises of all industries was -17% point (-16 in the previous quarter and forecast -20 in the coming quarter), the manufacturing was -11%point and the non-manufacturing was -26%point.

Business Conditions(Diffusion index of

"Favorable" minus "Unfavorable," For Large Enterprise)

See the table above for line chart data.

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

October 4, released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communicationsopen new window

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in September 2022(preliminary) was 102.9(2020=100), up 2.8% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was102.7, up 2.8% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 101.4, up 1.7% from the previous year.

Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (July)

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

The number of welfare recipients in July was 2,023,635 and the number of households of welfare recipients was 1,642,399.

Family Income and Expenditure Survey (August)

October 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 down 1.8% in real terms from the previous year. The change over the year of wages & salaries was down 1.8% in real terms from the previous year (household heads: -3.4% in real terms, spouse of household: 5.2% in real terms).

The average of consumption expenditures for a worker’s household with 2 or more family members was up 5.9% in real terms from the previous year.

Indexes of Business Conditions August 2022 (Preliminary Release)

October 7, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in July was 101.7, increased by 1.6 point from the previous month. And 3 months backward moving average increased by 1.93 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased by 0.77 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was "Improving" (The same as the previous month)

The Leading Index was 100.9, an increase of 2.0 point, and the Lagging Index was 100.5, an increase 3.1 point from the previous month.

October 26 Indexes of Business Conditions August 2022(Revision of the Preliminary Release)

Monthly Labour Survey (Provisional Report in August)

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

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 1.7% and contractual cash earnings increased by 1.8% (full-time employees 1.7%, part-time employees 4.0%) from a year earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 0.7% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 1.6% and non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 4.3% from a year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) decreased by 1.7% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 1.8% from a year earlier.

Total hours increased by 2.2%, scheduled hours worked increased by 2.0% from a year earlier and non-scheduled hours worked increased by 4.2% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers decreased by 2.5% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

October 25 Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in August)

Indices of Industrial Production (Revised Report for August 2022)

October 17, released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industryopen new window

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) was 100.2, increased by 3.4% from the previous month.

Consumer Price Index Japan (September)

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

The consumer price index for Japan in September 2022(preliminary) was 103.1(2020=100), up 3.0% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was 102.9, up 3.0% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 101.1, up 1.8% from the previous year.

Monthly Labour Survey (Final Report in August)

October 25, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfareopen new window

Total amount of cash earnings increased by 1.7% and contractual cash earnings increased by 1.6% (full-time employees 1.8%, part-time employees 4.3%) from a year earlier. earlier.

Special cash earnings increased by 3.4% from a year earlier. Scheduled cash earnings increased by 1.5% and non-scheduled cash earnings increased by 4.1% from a year earlier. Real wage (total cash earnings) decreased by 1.7% from a year earlier and real wage (contractual cash earnings) decreased by 1.9% from a year earlier.

Total hours increased by 2.0%, scheduled hours worked increased by 1.8% from a year earlier and non-scheduled hours worked increased by 3.1% from a year earlier.

Non-scheduled hours worked by manufacturing industry workers decreased by 1.8% from the previous month (seasonally adjusted).

Survey on Supply and Demand of Construction Labor

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

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

October 26, released by the Cabinet Office

The Coincident Index of Composite Index (CI, revised figures, 2015=100) in August was101.8, increased by 1.7 point from the previous month. And 3 months backward moving average increased by 1.97 point, and 7 months backward moving average increased by 0.78 point. So the Assessment of Coincident Index was "Improving" (The same as the Preliminary Release)

The Leading Index was 101.3, an increase of 2.4 point, and the Lagging Index was 98.9, an increase of 1.7 point.

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

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

The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in October 2022(preliminary) was 103.4 (2020=100), up 3.5% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food, the comprehensive index was103.2, up 3.4% from the previous year. All items, less fresh food and energy, the comprehensive index was 101.8, up 2.2% from the previous year.

Labour Force Survey (September)

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

The unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 2.6%, increased by 0.1 point from the previous month. That for men was 2.8%, increased by 0.1 point from the previous month and that for women was 2.4%, increased by 0.1 point from the previous month.

The number of unemployed persons (seasonally adjusted) was 1.83 million, increased by 80 thousand from the previous month.
The number of employees was 60.70 million, increased by 510 thousand from the previous year.

Among them, the number of regular employee was 35.89 million, decreased by 220 thousand from the previous year and the number of non-regular employee was 21.33 million, increased by 630 thousand from the previous year.

Employment Referrals for General Workers (September)

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

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 1.34, 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 0.8% from the previous month.

New job openings-to-applicants ratio (seasonally adjusted) was 2.27, decreased by 0.05 point from the previous month.

Active job openings-to-applicants ratio for regular staff (seasonally adjusted) was 1.03, 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.

General Survey on Working Conditions 2022

October 28, released by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

“The number of days of paid annual leave granted” was 17.6 days, “the number of days of paid annual leave acquired” was 10.3 days and “the acquisition rate” was 58.3%.

Indices of Industrial Production (Preliminary Report for September 2022)

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

The index of industrial production (seasonally adjusted, 2015=100) was 98.6, decreased by 1.6% from the previous month. According to the Survey of Production Forecast in Manufacturing, Production is expected to decrease in October, increase in November.

Other Reports

Monthly Economic Report (October 2022)

October 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 is picking up. (In the previous month, “Business investment shows movements of picking up”)
  • 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)
    We have also compiled the "Main Labor Economics Indicators", which summarizes indexes
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