Japan

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 4,70% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

127 764 360  
68 024 304  
53%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2003  

4.6%  
28.8%  
65.6%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: No legally mandated national minimum wage

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2003: 296500 yen by  month (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- The Japan Institue of Labour

- Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

- Japan Labour Law Profile

- Japan Federation of Employers' Associations (NIKKEIREN)


Last modified in January 2006
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