Japan: Labor cost

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 Japan

Labor cost index

 Latest value 99.6
 Reference December 2023
 Measure index points
 Data availability February 1997 - December 2023
 Average 98.51
 Min - Max 86.8 - 103.2
 Source Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from February 1997 to December 2023. The average value for Japan during that period was 98.51 index points with a minimum of 86.8 index points in May 2020 and a maximum of 103.2 index points in April 2021. Click on the following link to see the values of Labor cost index around the world.
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Japan - Labor cost - recent values

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Japan - Labor cost - historical chart - 1997-2023
Measure: index points
Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan


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Definition: The index reflects the level of the total compensation of employees in the economy. Labor costs are defined as core expenditure borne by employers for the purpose of employing staff. They include employee compensation, with wages and salaries in cash and in kind, employers' social security contributions and employment taxes regarded as labor costs minus any subsidies received.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 68.93 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.60 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.34 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.88 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 4.20 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 62.91 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 44.79 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 54.85 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 71.55 2023 percent
 Self-employment 9.69 2022 percent
 Employment 67.87 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 2.60 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 100.70 9/2023 index points
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