U.S. job growth jumps; annual wage gain biggest since 2009

Business Nov 2, 2018

U.S. job growth jumps; annual wage gain biggest since 2009

U.S. job growth rebounded sharply in October and wages recorded their largest annual gain in 9½ years, pointing to further labor market tightening that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again in December. The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on ...

National Jul 28, 2018

Japan likely to raise bonuses for government workers for fifth year

The government is likely to raise bonuses for its workers for the fifth consecutive year, sources have said. The National Personnel Authority is scrutinizing government survey data on private-sector bonuses for winter 2017 and summer 2018 before making recommendations on government pay revisions to the ...

Business / Economy Jun 6, 2018

Wages in Japan see modest nominal growth

Japan's real wages were flat in April from a year earlier, while nominal wages grew 0.8 percent for the ninth consecutive monthly increase amid a recent rise in base salaries, the labor ministry said Wednesday. The average of total cash earnings, including base and overtime ...