Data catch up - NZ migration, Japan wages

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Firstly, Stats NZ:

New Zealand's unadjusted annual net gain (more arrivals than departures) of migrants was a record 70,300 in the October 2016 year        
  • surpasses the previous annual record of 70,000 in the September 2016 year.    
  • driven by the increase in migrant arrivals
Also:
  • Visitor arrivals numbered 260,200 in October 2016
  • A new October record
  • The latest month's figure was up 14 percent from October 2015
  • In the October 2016 year visitor arrivals hit a record 3.42 million, up 12 percent from October 2015
From Japan, revised wages date, this from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • September wages revised down to unchanged y/y (from preliminary +0.2%)
  • Real wages also revised, +0.8% (+0.9% prelim)
  • Base wages +0.2% (from +0.4%)
  • Overtime revised to -1.2% (preliminary was -1.3%)
  • Bonuses & other special pay, -3.5% (-2.9%)
Still no strong gains for wages on the basis of thee figures.

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