Productivity and Wage Cost

   Labor Productivity
(Manufacturing)
Wage cost
(Manufacturing)
Indices
(2015=100)
Annual
percent
change
Annual
percent
change
Calendar year  
2015 100.0 -1.7 1.9
2016 99.8 -0.2 1.1
2017 101.8 2.0 -0.9
2018 102.5 0.7 1.1
2019 100.7 -1.8 3.8
2020 94.0 -6.7 8.1
2020 Aug 91.5 -5.5 12.3
  Sep 98.2 -5.9 8.2
  Oct 96.5 -2.6 2.2
  Nov 94.4 -1.2 0.3
  Dec 99.7 1.1 -2.5
2021 Jan 99.5 -2.1 5.0
  Feb 96.9 3.1 1.2
  Mar 110.6 4.6 -2.2
  Apr 94.5 13.4 -12.8
  May 96.1 13.9 -16.1
  Jun 100.8 16.1 -16.4
  Jul 98.0 8.2 -10.0
  Aug 96.8 5.8 -6.8
  Sep 96.5 -1.7 2.9
Source MHLW "Monthly Labour Survey"
METI "Indices of Industrial Production", 
MHLW
"Monthly Labour Survey"
NOTES:
Calculated by JILPT
Labor productivity indices = [(indices of industrial production(manufacturing) / 100) / {(regular employment indices / 100) * (total hours worked indices / 100)}]*100
Wage cost = [ { (indices of nominal wage / 100) * (regular employment indices / 100)} / (indices of industrial production(manufacturing) / 100) ]*100
Regular employment indices, indices of nominal wage and total hours worked indices : manufacturing, 5 employees or more.
Labor productivity and wage cost. Line chart. See the table above for data.