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Annual Report on the Labour Force Survey 2012

Summary of the results 

 Summary of Average Results for 2012 (I Basic Tabulation)(PDF:12KB)

 Summary of Average Results for 2012 (II Detailed Tabulation)(PDF:10KB)

Statistical tables

Notes on the statistical tables (PDF:12KB)

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:69KB)
Table I-A-2 Population of 15 years old or more in labour force and not in labour force by age
     Both sexes (Excel:83KB)      Male (Excel:83KB)      Female (Excel:84KB)
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:56KB)      Male (Excel:55KB)      Female (Excel:55KB)
Table I-A-4 Employed person by agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries, status in employment and age (Excel:260KB)
Table I-A-5 Employed person by industry and status in employment (Excel:161KB)
Table I-A-6 Employee in non-agricultural industries by major industry and number of persons engaged in enterprise (Excel:187KB)
Table I-A-7 Employee in non-agricultural industries by weekly hours of work (Excel:61KB)
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:57KB)      Male (Excel:56KB)      Female (Excel:57KB)
Table I-A-9 Employed person and employee by occupation (Excel:68KB)
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:68KB)
Table I-A-11 Average weekly hours of work and aggregate weekly hours of work by major industry (Excel:98KB)
Table I-A-12 Unemployed person and unemployment rate by age (Excel:99KB)
Table I-A-13 Unemployed person by reason for seeking a job and age (Excel:106KB)
Table I-A-14 Unemployed person by reason for seeking a job and preference for employment as primary or secondary activity (Excel:73KB)
(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:50KB)      Male (Excel:50KB)      Female (Excel:50KB)
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:49KB)
Table I-B-3 Employed person by industry and status in employment (for employee, number of persons engaged in enterprise)
     Both sexes (Excel:82KB)      Male (Excel:83KB)      Female (Excel:83KB)
Table I-B-4 Employed person by age and industry (actual figures and percentage distribution) (Excel:71KB)
Table I-B-5 Employed person by status in employment and occupation (Excel:57KB)
Table I-B-6 Employed person by age and occupation (actual figures and percentage distribution) (Excel:76KB)
Table I-B-7 Employed person by occupation and industry (Excel:56KB)
Table I-B-8 Employee by industry and type of organization (Excel:37KB)
Table I-B-9 Average weekly hours of work by status in employment and industry (Excel:43KB)
Table I-B-10 Employed person by agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries, age and weekly hours of work (Excel:59KB)
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:73KB)
Table I-B-12 Employed person by industry, status in employment and weekly hours of work
     Both sexes (Excel:59KB)      Male (Excel:59KB)      Female (Excel:60KB)
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:65KB)
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:52KB)
(Regional table)
Notes to Regional tables (PDF:73KB)
Table I-C-1 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status, status in employment and major industries -Regions (Excel:131KB)
(Time series data of major items)
Table I-D-1
Seasonally adjusted series, Original series and Seasonal factors of monthly figures(2008-2012) *Seasonal factors : 2012-2013
Notes to time series tables of major items (PDF:20KB)
  (1) Labour force (Excel:50KB)
  (2) Employed person [by age group] (Excel:72KB)
  (3) Employee (Excel:48KB)
  (4) Employed person by industries (12th revision industrial classification)(Excel:64KB)
  (5) Employee by industries (12th revision industrial classification) (Original series only) (Excel:42KB)
  (6) Employee engaged in non-agricultural industries [by number of persons engaged in enterprise] (Excel:49KB)
  (7) Unemployed person [by age group] (Excel:73KB)
  (8) Unemployed person [by reason for seeking a job] (Excel:59KB)
  (9) Unemployed person [by relationship to the head of household] (Excel:52KB)
(10) Unemployment rate [by age group] (Excel:81KB)
(11) Unemployment rate [by relationship to the head of household] (Excel:52KB)
(12) Not in labour force (Excel:49KB)
Table I-D-2 Calendar and fiscal yearly average data (Excel:100KB) [1953-2012]
[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)
Notes to reference tables(PDF:19KB)
Table I-E-1 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status-Prefectures (model-based estimation) (Excel:126KB) [Calender yearly average data; 2002-2012]
Table I-E-2 Population of 15 years old or more by labour force status-Southern-Kanto, Kinki (Excel:53KB) [Monthly data; 2008-2012]

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:155KB)
Table II-B-2 Employed person by industry, status in employment, occupation, age, marital status, type of household, education, number of person engaged (Excel:356KB)
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:183KB)
Table II-B-4 Employed person by age, whether had a job, status in employment and industry (Began work for the past year) (Excel:97KB)
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:262KB)
Table II-B-7 Employed person by status in employment, industry, occupation, number of persons engaged (Excel:313KB)
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:624KB)
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:691KB)
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:66KB)
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:126KB)
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:93KB)
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:51KB)
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:73KB)
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:103KB)
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:60KB)
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:216KB)
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:126KB)
(Time series data of type of employment)
Notes to time series data of type of employment(PDF:10KB)
Table II-D-1 Employee by age group and type of employment (Excel:338KB)

Appendices

  1. Outline of the Labour Force Survey (PDF:16KB)
  2. Concepts and Definitions (PDF:30KB)
  3. Sampling Method, Estimation Method, and Sampling Errors of Estimates (PDF:66KB)
  4. Labour Force Survey Questionnaire (PDF: 328KB)
  5. Instructions for Filling in the Questionnaire (PDF: 175KB)
  6. English Translation of the Table Stubs (refer to Table II-B-1 -> II-B-20)(PDF:69KB)
  7. List of Publications on the Labour Force Survey and the Special Survey (PDF:12KB)

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