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The average monthly wage of people working at nursing care facilities in Japan that were within the government's wage-hike program as of September 2021 rose by ¥7,780 from a year before, the labor ministry said Thursday.

According to a survey of the salaries of employees at nursing homes, the average monthly wages of full-time workers at facilities receiving financial support under the ministry's program to encourage pay raises for experienced nursing care staff rose to ¥323,190.

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