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6. Income and Expenditures of Households Whose Heads are Seeking Work
Average monthly income in the households whose heads were seeking work (hereinafter referred to as the "job-seeking households") was 167,112 yen. The breakdown of this income shows that social security benefits including unemployment insurance benefits and pension was 83,359 yen accounting for the largest part of the total income. This was followed by wages and salaries earned by other member(s) of the households which stood at 31,217 yen and wages and salaries earned by the spouse which stood at 22,730 yen. Living expenditures in these households was 275,416 yen exceeding the disposable income of 136,925 yen. Moreover, their average propensity to consume was 212.0%, indicating that this deficit was covered by funds withdrawn from savings.
Income of the job-seeking households with other working members was 216,593 yen. Living expenditures of these households was 312,501 yen that exceeded disposable income of 177,952 yen with the average propensity to consume rising to 175.6%.
On the other hand, income in the job-seeking households without other working members was 117,916 yen. Breaking down this income, social security benefits were 85,546 yen accounting for the largest part, at 72.5%, of the total income. Living expenditures of these households was 238,544 yen that exceeded disposable income of 96,134 yen with the average propensity to consume rising to 248.1%.
Furthermore, an analysis of the job-seeking households by age group of the household heads indicates that average propensity to consume was high in the households headed by those in their 50s regardless of whether they had other job-holding members or not.
Table IV-10: Income and Living Expenditures of Households Whose Heads are Seeking Work by Age Group of Household Heads and Job Status of Other Members (Whether Other Members of the Family Are Working or Not)