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Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

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Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT)
JILPT Databook of International Labour Statistics 2014 is the 18th edition of a comprehensive statistical annual from a variety of sources in different countries. The databook 2014 contains 142 tables corresponding to nine major substantive chapters on 1) economy and business; 2) population and labour force; 3) employment structure; 4) unemployment, unemployment insurance and employment adjustment; 5) wages and labour costs; 6) hours of work and working-time arrangements; 7) trade union, industrial relations and occupational accidents; 8) education and human resources development; 9) worklife and welfare. All tables are available for download in Excel and PDF format.
Table of contents

1. Economy and Business

— Nominal GDP

— Nominal and real GDP growth rates

— National income per capita

— Compensation of employees

— GDP by economic activity

— GDP by expenditure approach

— GDP by production approach

— National savings rates

— Industrial production indices

— Current account and trade balance

— FDI Inward flows

— FDI Outward flows

— Exchange rates

— Producer price indices

— Consumer price indices

— Purchasing power parities (PPPs)

— Comparative price levels

— Comparative price levels and purchasing power parities (PPPs)

— Labour productivity levels

— Labour share

— Average annual labour productivity growth rates, manufacturing

— Unit labour cost, manufacturing

2. Population and Labour Force

— Total population

— (Ref. Population prospects of Japan)

— Population growth rates

— Youth population, 0-14 years old

— Working age population, 15-64 years old

— Elderly population, 65 years old or over

— Population by sex and age group

— Crude birth rates and crude death rates

— Life expectancy at birth by sex

— (Ref. Japan's average life expectancy)

— Total fertility rates

— Labour force

— Population, labour force and labour force participation rates by sex and age group

— Employment/population ratios, 15-64 years old

— Population, total employment and employment/population ratios by sex and age group

— Stock of foreign population

— Inflow of foreign workers

— Stock of foreign labour force

3. Employment Structure

— Total employment by economic activity

— Sectoral composition of employment

— Employees by economic activity

— Total employment by occupation and sex

— Occupational composition of employment

— Employment by professional status

— Part-time employment as a proportion of total employment

— Women's share in part-time employment

— Temporary employment as a proportion of total employment

— Temporary employment as a proportion of total employment by sex and age group

— Temporary agency workers as a proportion of total workforce

— Length of service of employees by sex and age group

— Youth's views on job changes, 18-24 years old

— The appropriate age for men and women to retire

— Job creation rates, job destruction rates

— Public employment security services

— Temporary employment agency services

— Age-based legal mechanisms including mandatory retirement age

4. Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance and Employment Adjustment

— Harmonised unemployment rates

— Unemployment rates (officially published national sources)

— Unemployment by age group

— Unemployment rates by age group

— Incidence of long-term unemployment among total unemployment

— Incidence of unemployment by duration

— Definitions of unemployed

— Unemployment insurance schemes

— (Ref. Supplemental unemployment assistance schemes)

— Number of persons receiving unemployment benefit

— Employment adjustment speed

— Reemployment support programs, employment adjustment subsidies

— Measures to promote the employment for older persons

— Statutory regulations or case-law principles concerning dismissal

5. Wages and Labour Costs

— Hourly wages, manufacturing

— Wages, manufacturing

— Wages by economic activity

— Annual growth rates for hourly earnings, percentage change from previous year, manufacturing

— Earnings gap between full-time and part-time workers

— Labour costs, manufacturing

— Competitive positions: relative unit labour costs

— Structure of labour costs as a percentage of total costs, manufacturing

— Hourly labour costs for production workers, manufacturing

— Gender wage and job tenure gap

— Gender wage gap in median earnings of full-time employees

— Wage gap by age group

— Wage gap by length of service

— Wage gap by establishment size in all industries

— Gini coefficients of income inequality

— Income share by quintiles

— Percentage of people with an income below 50% of median income

— (Ref. Japan's relative poverty rates)

— Minimum wage-fixing mechanisms

— Changes in the minimum wage

6. Hours of Work and Working-time Arrangements

— Average annual hours actually worked per person in employment

— Hours of work per week, manufacturing

— Proportion of workers working long hours by gender

— Number of annual holidays

— Legal holidays

— Working-time and paid leave arrangement

7. Trade Union, Industrial Relations and Occupational Accidents

— Trade union membership and density rates (national official statistics)

— Union density rates according to the ILO Union Database

— Number of labour disputes, workers involved and days not worked

— Number of workers injured due to occupational accidents and days lost

— Incidence rates of occupational accidents

8. Education and Human Resources Development

— Enrollment rates in higher education

— School system

— Participation rates in non-formal job-related education and training

— Career development and job-search assistance for youth

— Measures to tackle the employment challenges

9. Worklife and Welfare

— Composition of households and NPISH, resources side/uses side

— Final consumption expenditure of domestic households per capita by purpose

— Percentage distribution of final consumption expenditure of domestic households by purpose

— Household income and expenditure by age of household reference person

— Financial assets of households and NPISHs

— Public social expenditure by policy area, at current prices/in percentage of GDP

— Social security benefits as a percentage of national income

— Tax and social security burden as a percentage of national income

— Public expenditure on labour market programmes as a percentage of GDP

— Public pension schemes

— Corporate pension schemes

— Employer-employee social security rates

— Public assistance systems

— Childcare leave schemes

— Financial support for childcare, including child benefits

— Childcare services (availability of childcare facilities for pre-school children)

— Employment measures for the disabled

— Main structure of daily average time use

— Indicators of national power and social infrastructure

— Workday/Holiday time use (regular employees / non-regular employees / all employees)

— Gender Inequality Index




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