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Annual Report on the Labour Force Survey 2011

Summary of the results 

 Summary of Average Results for 2011 (I Basic Tabulation)(PDF:43KB)

 Summary of Average Results for 2011 (II Detailed Tabulation)(PDF:56KB)

Statistical tables

Notes on the statistical tables

The statistical tables are formatted on excel files.

I Basic Tabulation

(Time series tables, Whole Japan)
Table I-A-1 Population by labour force status and main activity (Excel:64KB)
Table I-A-2 Population of 15 years old or more in labour force and not in labour force by age
     Both sexes (Excel:78KB)      Male (Excel:78KB)      Female (Excel:79KB)
Table I-A-3 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status and relationship to the head of household
     Both sexes (Excel:50KB)      Male (Excel:50KB)      Female (Excel:50KB)
Table I-A-4 Employed person by agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries, status in employment and age (Excel:255KB)
Table I-A-5 Employed person by industry and status in employment (Excel:155KB)
Table I-A-6 Employee in non-agricultural industries by major industry and number of persons engaged in enterprise (Excel:181KB)
Table I-A-7 Employee in non-agricultural industries by weekly hours of work (Excel:55KB)
Table I-A-8 Employee in non-agricultural industries by number of persons engaged in enterprise and weekly hours of work (excluding government employee)
     Both sexes (Excel:51KB)      Male (Excel:51KB)      Female (Excel:52KB)
Table I-A-9 Employed person and employee by occupation (Excel:65KB)
Table I-A-10 Females of 15 years old or more by labour force status, agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries and marital status (Excel:62KB)
Table I-A-11 Average weekly hours of work and aggregate weekly hours of work by major industry (Excel:94KB)
Table I-A-12 Unemployed person and unemployment rate by age (Excel:94KB)
Table I-A-13 Unemployed person by reason for seeking a job and age (Excel:101KB)
Table I-A-14 Unemployed person by reason for seeking a job and preference for employment as primary or secondary activity (Excel:68KB)
(Cross sectional tables, Whole Japan)
Table I-B-1 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status, agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries, status in employment (for employee in non-agricultural industries, number of persons engaged in enterprise), and age
     Both sexes (Excel:44KB)      Male (Excel:44KB)      Female (Excel:44KB)
Table I-B-2 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status, agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries, status in employment (for employee in non-agricultural industries, number of persons engaged in enterprise), and relationship to the head of household (Excel:44KB)
Table I-B-3 Employed person by industry and status in employment (for employee, number of persons engaged in enterprise)
     Both sexes (Excel:77KB)      Male (Excel:78KB)      Female (Excel:78KB)
Table I-B-4 Employed person by age and industry (actual figures and percentage distribution) (Excel:66KB)
Table I-B-5 Employed person by status in employment and occupation (Excel:54KB)
Table I-B-6 Employed person by age and occupation (actual figures and percentage distribution) (Excel:75KB)
Table I-B-7 Employed person by occupation and industry (Excel:50KB)
Table I-B-8 Employee by industry and type of organization (Excel:31KB)
Table I-B-9 Average weekly hours of work by status in employment and industry (Excel:38KB)
Table I-B-10 Employed person by agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries, age and weekly hours of work (Excel:54KB)
Table I-B-11 Employed person by agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries, status in employment (for employee in non-agricultural industries, number of persons engaged in enterprise), and weekly hours of work (Excel:67KB)
Table I-B-12 Employed person by industry, status in employment and weekly hours of work
     Both sexes (Excel:54KB)      Male (Excel:54KB)      Female (Excel:54KB)
Table I-B-13 Person wishing to change the present job or to have additional job by industry, occupation and weekly hours of work (Excel:58KB)
Table I-B-14 Females of 15 years old or more by labour force status, agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries, status in employment (for employee in non-agricultural industries, number of persons engaged in enterprise), marital status and age (Excel:46KB)
(Regional table)
Table I-C-1 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status, status in employment and major industries -Regions (Excel:114KB)
(Time series data of major items)
Table I-D-1
Seasonally adjusted series, Original series and Seasonal factors of monthly figures(2007-2011) *Seasonal factors : 2011-2012
  (1) Labour force (Excel:42KB)
  (2) Employed person [by age group] (Excel:66KB)
  (3) Employee (Excel:42KB)
  (4) Employed person by industries (12th revision industrial classification)(Excel:59KB)
  (5) Employee by industries (12th revision industrial classification) (Original series only) (Excel:35KB)
  (6) Employee engaged in non-agricultural industries [by number of persons engaged in enterprise] (Excel:42KB)
  (7) Unemployed person [by age group] (Excel:68KB)
  (8) Unemployed person [by reason for seeking a job] (Excel:50KB)
  (9) Unemployed person [by relationship to the head of household] (Excel:45KB)
(10) Unemployment rate [by age group] (Excel:75KB)
(11) Unemployment rate [by relationship to the head of household] (Excel:46KB)
(12) Not in labour force (Excel:42KB)
(13) Aggregate weekly hours of work (Non-agricultural industries) (Excel:40KB)

(Notes) 1. The monthly data before 2006 are available on the following URL.
(URL: http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/lngindex.htm)
  2. The data before 1977 is the compatible time-series data that are adjusted to the effects of the methodological reform in 1961 and 1967, and the benchmark revision in 1975.
On this account, the data before 1977 is different from the data of the annual report published in each year.
  3. Figures covering from March through August 2011 for whole Japan and Tohoku region are missing due to the damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
  4. Seasonally adjusted figures are calculated by removing seasonal components from the original series, using the U.S. Census method (X12-ARIMA (X-11 default; sigmalim = (9.8, 9.9))).
Further explanation on seasonal adjustment is described in Appendix 3 "Sampling Method, Estimation Method, and Sampling Errors of Estimates"(PDF:184KB).
  5. Seasonal adjustment has been revised retroactively by adding new data for the twelve months of 2011.As a result, seasonally adjusted figures in this annual report are not necessarily equal to those in the 2010 annual report or in the 2011 preliminary report.
Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, results for whole Japan are missing from March through August 2011. So "alternative whole Japan figures"(not released), calculated from data excluding three prefectures(Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima), are inputted for seasonal adjustment.
  6. The seasonal factors for 2012 are the predicted seasonal factors.
  7. Concerning the seasonally adjusted figures for unemployed person and unemployment rate aged 65 years old or more, figures for males and females are not computed.
Table I-D-2 Calendar and fiscal yearly average data (1953-2011) (Excel:122KB) [1953-2011]
[Labour force, Employed person, Employee, Employed person in agriculture and forestry, Employed person in non-agricultural industries, Employee engaged in non-agricultural industries [by number of persons engaged in enterprise], Unemployed person, Unemployment rate, Not in labour force, Aggregate weekly hours of work (Non-agricultural industries)]

(Notes) 1. "*" indicates that Okinawa-ken is not included in the figures.
  2. The data before 1977 is the compatible time-series data that are adjusted to the effects of the methodological reform in 1961 and 1967, and the benchmark revision in 1975.
On this account, the data before 1977 is different from the data of the annual report published in each year.
(Reference tables)
Table I-E-1 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status-Prefectures (model-based estimation): 2001-2011 (Excel:115KB) [Calender yearly average data; 2001-2011]

(Notes) 1. Precision of data is not as sufficient as that for the results for whole Japan as the sampling design is not based on prefectures and the number of samples in each prefecture is relatively small.(excluding Hokkaido, Okinawa)
  2. The figures are time series model based estimates by prefecture. However, the estimation method for Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka, Okinawa adopt the ratio estimation.
The gaps caused by revising the benchmark population to 2010-Census base are adjusted before applying model regression.
  3. The 2011 yearly average of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures are calculated from Supplementary-estimated figures due to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
  4. All figures are recaluculated and revised at the time of releasing first quarter results.
Table I-E-2 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status-Southern-Kanto, Kinki: 2007-2011 (Excel:47KB) [Monthly data; 2007-2011]
(Note) Need to pay attention the use of result, because precision of monthly result of regions is not sufficient compared with results of whole Japan.
All results are original series.
    Southern-Kanto: Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa
    Kinki: Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama

II Detailed Tabulation

(Cross sectional tables, Whole Japan)
Table II-B-1 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status and age (Excel:156KB)
Table II-B-2 Employed person by industry, status in employment, occupation, age, marital status, type of household, education, number of person engaged (Excel:359KB)
Table II-B-3 Employed person by type of household, age, status in employment, in/decrease of income, industry occupation, hours worked during the last week of the month, labour force status, whether had a job (Excel:188KB)
Table II-B-4 Employed person by age, whether had a job, status in employment and industry (Began work for the past year) (Excel:96KB)
Table II-B-5 Employed person by hours worked during the last week of the month, earned from job, age, type of household, status in employment (Excel:231KB)
Table II-B-6 Employed person by earned from job, age, type of household, reason for short-time working (Excel:261KB)
Table II-B-7 Employed person by status in employment, industry, occupation, number of persons engaged (Excel:317KB)
Table II-B-8 Employed person with previous job by type of household, age, status in employment of the present job, when left the previous job, status in employment of the previous job, duration of leaving a job (In the past 1 year), in/decrease of income (Excel:621KB)
Table II-B-9 Employed person with previous job by type of household, age, industry of the present job, occupation of the present job, when left the previous job, industry of the previous job, occupation of the previous job, duration of leaving a job (In the past 1 year), in/decrease of income (Excel:702KB)
Table II-B-10 Employed person by hours worked during the last week of the month, type of household, age, industry, occupation, status in employment (Excel:244KB)
Table II-B-11 Unemployed person by method used to seek a job, reason for seeking a job, reason unable to take up a job, age, type of household, when sought a job or prepared to start a business, duration of unemployment (Excel:61KB)
Table II-B-12 Unemployed person by age, type of household, kind of job sought, reason for seeking a job, reason unable to take up a job, duration of unemployment (Excel:122KB)
Table II-B-13 Unemployed person by type of household, education, age, duration of unemployment, reason for seeking a job, reason unable to take up a job (Excel:92KB)
Table II-B-14 Unemployed person by age, type of household, education, marital status, primary method used to seek a job, duration of unemployment, when sought a job or prepared to start a business, kind of job sought (Excel:47KB)
Table II-B-15 Unemployed person by reason for seeking a job, reason unable to take up a job, industry of the previous job, occupation of the previous job, kind of job sought (Excel:88KB)
Table II-B-16 Unemployed person by age, marital status, type of household, when left the previous job, status in employment of the previous job, industry of the previous job, occupation of the previous job (Excel:69KB)
Table II-B-17 Unemployed person who left the previous job in the past 3 years by status in employment of the previous job, industry of the previous job, occupation of the previous job, duration of unemployment, primary method used to seek a job, age (Excel:104KB)
Table II-B-18 Not in labour force by whether had a job, whether wishing to work, age, type of household, education, kind of job wished to take (Excel:55KB)
Table II-B-19 Not in labour force who wishing to work by whether/when sought a job or prepared to start a business, age, type of household, education, whether had a job, reason not to seek a job (Excel:217KB)
Table II-B-20 Not in labour force by kind of job wished to take, reason not to seek a job, whether/when sought a job or prepared to start a business(Excel:124KB)
(Time series data of type of employment)
Table II-D-1 Employee by age group and type of employment (Excel:318KB)
(Note) Data source is "The Special Survey of the Labour Force Survey" from 1988 to 2001, "Labour Force Survey (Detailed Tabulation)" since 2002. Because there is difference such as survey methods and reference period, attention need to be paid to the time series comparison.

Appendices

  1. Outline of the Labour Force Survey (PDF:48KB)
  2. Concepts and Definitions (PDF:166KB)
  3. Sampling Method, Estimation Method, and Sampling Errors of Estimates (PDF:184KB)
  4. Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (PDF: 328KB)
  5. Instructions for Filling in the Questionnaire (PDF: 240KB)
  6. English Translation of the Table Stubs (refer to Table II-B-1 ~ II-B-20)(PDF:1,510KB)
  7. List of Publications on the Labour Force Survey and the Special Survey (PDF:42KB)

Notes on the statistical tables

  1. Figures may not add up to totals because figures are rounded to ten thousand or "unclassifiable/not reported" is included in totals.
  2. "0" indicates that the figure is less than half of the given unit. "-" indicates that the figure does not exist.
  3. Figures for "change", "percentage of change", "percentage distribution" are calculated from the figures rounded to ten thousand. "*" indicates that the percentage is not computed because the denominator is too small.
    Figures for "percentage distribution" , "-" indicates that the percentage is not computed because the numerator is "0(.00)" or "-".
  4. In the "Detailed Tabulation", the inmates of reformatory institutions and the personnel resided in Self- Defence Forces areas are excluded from the tabulation. And the "Detailed Tabulation" sample universe covers only the second month of the second year sample in the "Basic Tabulation". Figures in the "Detailed Tabulation" are not necessarily correspond with those in the "Basic Tabulation" because of the difference in the coverage.
  5. The dispatched workers from temporary labour agency are requested to report the industry of the establishments which they register with, and this means that they are classified into "Services, N.E.C." sector. The industries of the establishments which they are dispatched to are not surveyed in the Labour Force Survey.
  6. The 2011 yearly average results for whole Japan excludes three prefectures (Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima) struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake, where the survey operation was suspended for several months from March 2011. For time-series comparison, the corresponding figures 2010 are also compiled on the basis excluding the three prefectures. "Change from the previous year" indicate differences between data without the three prefectures.
  7. The benchmark population for the estimate was revised to the 2005 Census-based population estimates in January 2007 (refer to appendix 3)(PDF:183KB).
  8. Attention needs to be paid when comparing the change over the year because the number of weekdays in the survey week (*) is not always the same.
    * The last seven days of every month. As for December, 20th to 26th.
  9. In the Labour Force Survey results, the number of employed persons is classified by the Japan Standard Industrial Classification (JSIC). With the 12th revision of the JSIC, the Statistics Bureau started providing the Labour Force Survey results by the new industrial classification from January 2009 results, and computed 2007-2008 results retroactively.
    < Basic Tabulation >
    As for the data before 2006, figures of industries which have no or small influence by the revision are shown.
  10. Concerning the number of employed persons by industry / "number of persons engaged in enterprise", attention needs to be paid when comparing the change over the year because of the postal service privatization on 1 October 2007.
    < Industry >
    from "Compound services" to "Transport and postal activities", "Finance and insurance" or "Services, N.E.C."
    < Number of persons engaged in enterprise >
    from "Government employee" to "500 persons or more"

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