Summer bonuses at major Japan firms down 2.17 percent
Japan Times -- Aug 06
The average summer bonus at major Japanese companies this year dropped 2.17 percent from a year earlier to ¥901,147, a Japan Business Federation survey showed Wednesday.

The average amount fell for the second consecutive year reflecting the global economic slowdown and the novel coronavirus pandemic although it stood above ¥900,000 for three years in a row.

The pandemic’s effects “could be greater for winter bonuses than summer bonuses,” said an official of the biggest Japanese group of employers, known as Keidanren.

Summer bonuses averaged ¥893,015 in the manufacturing industry, down 1.78 percent, and ¥931,919 in the nonmanufacturing sector, down 2.79 percent.

経団連が発表した大手企業の今年の夏のボーナスは去年と比べて2%減少し、2年連続で前の年より減少しています。  経団連は大手企業の今年の夏のボーナスについて、最終の集計結果を発表しました。平均金額は90万1147円で、去年と比べて2.17%少なくなっています。業種別では鉄鋼が去年より24.8%減った57万1027円でした。ホテルも金額は非公表ですが、去年より2割を超える大幅な下落率だったということです。経団連は「平均90万円台の高水準は維持した」とする一方で「新型コロナウイルスの影響は冬のボーナス以降に表れてくる」とみています。
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