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Labour Force Survey

  • Revision of seasonal adjustment in 2015
    RegARIMA models have been updated when revising seasonally adjusted data retroactively on the release of January 2015 results.
    (on February 27, 2015)
  • Release Schedule updated
    Release schedule for fiscal 2015 has been published.
    (on January 30, 2015)
  • The results of April 2014 and May 2014 have been corrected because the Population Estimates were corrected.
    (on July 22, 2014)
Previously released information

1. The Survey Results

Results (Basic Tabulation)

Results (Detailed Tabulation)

Annual Report on the Labour Force Survey

Historical data

2. Release Schedule of the Survey Results

Basic Tabulation / Detailed Tabulation

3. About the Labour Force Survey

      The Labour Force Survey is a survey of households usually residing in Japan.
      Its purpose is to elucidate the current state of employment and unemployment in Japan every month.

      There are two categories of results in this survey.

  • Basic Tabulation (Released monthly)
    • Items obtained from the Basic questionnaire:
      Labour force, Employed person / Employee (by industry, occupation, type of employment (Regular/ Non-regular employee etc.), etc.), Weekly hours of work, Unemployed person (by reason for seeking a job etc.), Unemployment rate, Not in labour force etc.
  • Detailed Tabulation (Released quarterly)
    • Items mainly obtained from the Special questionnaire:
      The reason for taking a non-regular employment, Person who changed job, Duration of unemployment, Person wishing to work (Not in labour force) etc.


Questionnaire and Instruction (Translation of the Labour Force Survey)

Statistical tables & database

4. Other Information

      e-Stat is "Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan" (external site) where you can browse statistics tables and database.


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