Japan data incorrect since 2004, country hundred millions in unemployment benefitsStaff Writer |
Asia The Japanese government has failed to pay out tens of billions of yen
The Japanese government has failed to pay out tens of billions of yen (several hundred million dollars) in unemployment insurance and similar benefits due to years of inaccurate labor surveys, according to an internal investigation.
But the survey was recently found to have skipped over a swath of big companies in Tokyo.
A ministry investigation has found that the wage levels these monthly surveys have shown were lower than what they would have been if they had included figures at large businesses, where wages are relatively high.
The ministry has failed to correct the situation for about 14 years, the ministry's own investigation shows. ■
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