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Spending by wage-earning households rose an inflation-adjusted 3.6 percent in November from a year earlier, up for the second straight month, with a notable rise in spending on entertainment amid a decline in overseas travel, the government said Friday.

Average spending by these households, a key gauge of personal consumption, amounted to 319,519 yen, the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications said in a preliminary report.

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