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Japan Sept. Real Wages Up for 1st Time in 9 Months

Japan Sept. Real Wages Up for 1st Time in 9 Months

   Tokyo, Nov. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan's inflation-adjusted real wages in September increased 0.6 pct from a year before, rising for the first time in nine months, preliminary labor ministry data showed Friday.
   Nominal wages went up 0.8 pct to 272,937 yen.
   The rises partly reflected basic pay hikes for general workers, excluding part-timers.
   Of the nominal wages, regular pay increased 0.5 pct to 245,950 yen. Special pay, such as bonuses, grew 14.2 pct to 7,900 yen.
   Meanwhile, the average summer bonus fell 1.4 pct year on year to 381,520 yen, the first decrease in four years, according to the report.

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