The government said Friday it will conduct a sweeping review of key statistics after the labor ministry was revealed to have published faulty jobs data for more than a decade.

"It's very regrettable that we have a situation that impairs the credibility of our statistics," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news briefing.

The government lists 56 reports as key statistics, ranging from gross domestic product and the population census to data on dairy products.