Business / Economy Aug 30, 2016

Household spending, unemployment fall in July

Household spending fell for a fifth straight month and retail sales also dropped, underscoring the weakness in domestic demand. The jobless rate was the lowest since 1995. Household spending fell 0.5 percent in July from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday. Retail sales ...

Business / Economy Feb 16, 2016

Japanese household spending falls 2.7%

Monthly household spending in 2015 fell 2.7 percent in price-adjusted real terms to ¥247,126, the government said Tuesday. It was the second straight year of decline. The fall is attributed partly to weak sales for clothing in an unusually warm winter, according to an official ...

Business Oct 2, 2015

August spending, jobs data temper recession fears

Household spending rose in August for the first time in three months and job availability improved to the best in more than two decades, signs that could temper concerns the economy has fallen into yet another recession. The 2.9 percent year-on-year increase in household spending ...