Japan’s nominal wages in July rise by 1%
Nominal wages in Japan rose 1% in July year-on-year to 372,757 yen (US$3,389) on average, registering an increase for the fifth consecutive month, according to preliminary figures from the labour ministry.
The rise reflected an increase in non-regular pay, which declined last year due to a fall in overtime working hours amid the pandemic, reports Jiji Press.
Including basic salary, regular pay increased by 0.4% to 247,271 yen (US$2,248). Full-timers saw a 1% rise in their pay, while part-timers saw a 1.1% fall.
On the other hand, non-regular pay jumped 12.2%. Full-time workers enjoyed a 13.3% increase in their pay, while part-timers registered a fall of 1.9%.
Non-regular pay increased across most sectors, excluding the F&B industry, which fell by 22% due to pandemic-led restrictions on business hours and sales of alcoholic drinks.