Japan real wage Up 0.1 pct in Nov.
Jiji -- Jan 10
Japan's price-adjusted real wage index in November last year rose 0.1 pct from a year before, the first increase in 11 months, a labor ministry preliminary report said Tuesday.

The result mainly reflected a marked rise in overall pay, led mainly by an increase in bonuses.

"Wages are on a gradual uptrend," the ministry said.

The October index was revised down to a decline of 0.1 pct from the preliminary reading of 0.2 pct growth.

Total wages, including regular and overtime pay, stood at 278,173 yen on average in November, up 0.9 pct.

News source: Jiji
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