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Japan's actual wages down 2.5 pct in July

TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Japan’s inflation-adjusted actual wage index in July fell 2.5 p.c from a yr earlier, marking the sixteenth straight month of decline, as nominal wages continued to underperform worth hikes, authorities knowledge confirmed Friday.

Nominal wages, the typical complete money earnings per employee together with base and extra time pay, rose by 1.3 p.c to 380,656 yen (about 2,586 U.S. {dollars}) per employee, in line with preliminary knowledge launched by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Regular pay together with primary wage went up 1.6 p.c, and extra time and different non-regular pay elevated 0.5 p.c, whereas particular pay together with bonuses climbed 0.6 p.c.

The client worth index (CPI) excluding imputed hire, used to calculate the actual wage index, grew by a bigger 3.9 p.c, reflecting greater costs for meals together with eggs and home pork, and for lodging companies and different issues.