Japan’s Household Spending and Unemployment Fall in July

  • Joblessness at lowest since 1995, spending down for 5th month
  • Retail sales drop 0.2 from year earlier, less than forecast

Breaking Down Japan's Employment and Retail Sales Reports

Japan’s household spending fell for a fifth straight month and retail sales also dropped, underscoring the weakness in domestic demand. The jobless rate was the lowest since 1995.

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