International Labor Comparisons

Country at a Glance

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Japan, selected international labor statistics, 2010–12
Indicator Unit Report Time Series 2010 2011 2012

Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing

Hourly compensation costs

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

31.75 35.71 35.34

Hourly pay for time worked

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

18.17 20.19 20.11

Hourly directly paid benefits

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

7.84 9.06 8.83

Hourly social insurance expenditures and labor-related taxes

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

5.75 6.46 6.40

Productivity and unit labor costs in manufacturing

Productivity (output per hour)

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

144.5 140.4

Output

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

126.7 122.1

Hours worked

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

87.7 87.0

Unit labor costs in U.S. dollars

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

94.8 109.7

Labor market

Unemployment rate - Total

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

4.7 4.2 3.9

Unemployment rate - Youth (under 25)

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

9.2 8.1 7.5

Unemployment rate - Men

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

4.5 4.1 3.6

Unemployment rate - Women

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

5.0 4.4 4.2

Employment-population ratio - Total

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

56.3 56.2 56.1

Employment-population ratio - Men

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

67.7 67.6 67.3

Employment-population ratio - Women

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

45.7 45.6 45.7

Labor force participation rate - Total

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

59.1 58.7 58.4

Labor force participation rate - Men

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

70.9 70.5 69.8

Labor force participation rate - Women

Percent of civilian working-age population

HTM

XLS

48.1 47.7 47.7

Women's share of the labor force

Percent of civilian labor force

HTM

XLS

42.2 42.1 42.4

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

GDP per capita

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

34,519 34,294

GDP per hour

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

38.76 39.70

GDP per employed person

U.S. dollars

HTM

XLS

69,087 68,537

Prices

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

-0.7 -0.3 0.0

Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP)

Annual growth rate

HTM

XLS

-0.8 -0.3 0.0

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of International Labor Comparisons.

Last Modified Date: August 21, 2013

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