Japan's household spending rises for ninth month but wages fall

Business / Economy Oct 8, 2019

Japan's household spending rises for ninth month but wages fall

Household spending rose for the ninth straight month in August, offering some relief for Japan's export-dependent economy amid weak global demand and the protracted U.S.-China trade war. But separate data released Tuesday showed wages fell for the eighth consecutive month, pointing to further strains on ...

Business / Economy Nov 6, 2018

Household spending in Japan falls first time in three months

Households reduced spending for the first time in three months in September due to the effects of natural disasters, leading the government to lower its overall assessment, official data showed Tuesday. Spending by households with two or more people fell 1.6 percent from a year ...

Japan's job availability at 43-year high, jobless rate steady

Business / Economy Aug 29, 2017

Japan's job availability at 43-year high, jobless rate steady

Job availability improved for a fifth consecutive month to a 43-year high while the unemployment rate remained unchanged in July, government data showed Tuesday, highlighting Japan's ongoing labor shortage issue. The job availability rate rose to 1.52 positions per job seeker in July, up from ...

Household spending drops for ninth consecutive month

Business / Economy Dec 27, 2016

Household spending drops for ninth consecutive month

The nation's household spending declined for the ninth consecutive month in November, the government said Tuesday, reflecting consumers' continuing preference to save money rather than spend. The government also said the unemployment rate remained low at 3.1 percent in November despite a 0.1 point increase ...

Business / Economy Nov 29, 2016

Household spending continues to tumble

The nation's household spending fell for the eighth straight month and the jobless rate remained flat in October, posing persistent challenges for the government's efforts to spur growth momentum in the economy, government data showed Tuesday. Household spending, a key indicator of private consumption, dropped ...