July 23, 2013

Estimated that temporary workers account for up to 35% of the total workforce in Japan

"Temporary workers now account for around 35% of the entire national workforce (Japan).As well as having little security, they also have less money. On average, a temporary worker earns 3.1 million yen a year in salary and bonuses, less than two-thirds what someone on a permanent contract is paid, according to figures from Japan’s National Tax Agency."

Abe faces jobs challenge
By Kyoko Hasegawa
July 23rd 2013
Japan Today

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