Quarterly Average Results - Oct.-Dec. 2018 - (Detailed Tabulation)
Released on February 15, 2019
- "Revision of the Labour Force Survey from January 2018"(PDF:114KB)
To grasp the varied state of the employment and unemployment more precisely, the Statistics Bureau of Japan revised the Labour Force Survey by introducing new questionnaires and enhancing current statistical tables from January 2018.
(on March 2, 2018)
- "2017 revision of benchmark population"
Using the latest results of the Population Census as the base, the benchmark population for calculating the results of the Labour Force Survey is revised every five years.
The revision to 2015 Census-based population estimates was held in January 2017 for Basic Tabulation, and in Jan.-Mar. 2017 for Detailed Tabulation.
(on May 9, 2017)
Previously released information
Link to summary tables
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Summary of the Results
The number of the regular employee was 34.97 million, an increase of 450 thousand from the previous year.
The number of the non-regular employee was 21.52 million, an increase of 910 thousand from the previous year.
Summary Table Summary Table Population of 15 years old and over by labour force status, employed persons, unemployed persons, persons not in labour force and labour underutilization (Excel:41KB)
Table 1-1 Employee excluding executive of company or corporation by type of employment (Excel:48KB)
Table 1-2 Employed persons who changed jobs in the past 1 year by age group (number and rate) (Excel:45KB)
Table 1-3 Non-regular employee by reason for taking a non-regular employment (Excel:400KB)
Table 1-4 Non-regular employee by reason for taking a non-regular employment, whether wishing to change the present job or to have additional job (Excel:66KB)
Table 2-1 Unemployed persons (ILO 2013) by duration of unemployment (Excel:89KB)
Table 2-2 Unemployed persons (ILO 2013) by age group (duration of unemployment: 1 year or more) (Excel:74KB)
Table 2-3 Unemployed persons (ILO 2013) by reason unable to take up a job (Excel:104KB)
Table 2-4 Unemployed persons (ILO 2013) by primary method used to seek a job (Excel:129KB)
Table 2-5 Unemployed persons (ILO 2013) who left the previous job by reason for leaving the previous job (Excel:83KB)
Table 2-6 Unemployed persons (ILO 2013) who left the previous job in the past 1 year by type of employment of previous jobs (Excel:114KB)
Table 2-7 Unemployed persons (ILO 2013) by reason unable to take up a job and age group (Excel:45KB)
Table 2-8 Unemployed persons (ILO 2013) who left the previous job in the past 1 year by type of employment of previous jobs and age group (Excel:35KB)
Table 3-1 Persons not in labour force by whether wishing to work and age group (Excel:48KB)
Table 3-2 Persons not in labour force wishing to work by reason not to seek a job (Excel:36KB)
Table 4-1 Labour underutilization indicators by age group (Excel:144KB)
Table 4-2 Related indicators composing labour underutilization indicators by age group (Excel:123KB)
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Notes on the results