Mar 3, 2014

Capital gains spark 21.5% revenue lift

Tax revenues surged 21.5 percent in January from a year earlier to ¥4.110 trillion on the back of a growth in recipients from taxes on capital gains, the Finance Ministry said Monday. Revenues from withholding income tax jumped 40.8 percent to ¥2.267 trillion, as ...

January jobless rate stays flat at 3.7%

Feb 28, 2014

January jobless rate stays flat at 3.7%

The unemployment rate remained flat at 3.7 percent in January, while job availability improved for the 14th straight month as the nascent economic recovery helped boost corporate profits, government data showed Friday. The number of people out of work fell a seasonally adjusted 0.8 ...

Mar 2, 2013

Prices drop 0.2% as deflation continues

Consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in January from a year earlier for the third straight month of decline, due mainly to a drop in household durable goods, including air conditioners, the government said Friday. The core consumer price index, excluding fresh foods, stood at ...

Mar 2, 2013

Jobless rate improved to 4.2% in January

The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in January from a revised 4.3 percent in December for the first improvement in three months as more women found jobs, government data showed Friday. But an official in the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said the ...