Number of persons employed in the tertiary sector in Japan 2016, by industry

In 2016, the wholesale and retail trade industry accounted for the largest number of employment in the Japanese tertiary sector, with over 11.8 million people employed. In total, the tertiary economic sector is the most important sector in Japan in terms of generating jobs, with around 77 percent of the labor force employed in tertiary industries.

Number of people working in the tertiary economic sector in Japan in 2016, by industry (in millions)*

Number of employees in millions
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

September 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

According to the source, businesses whose operational details are unknown, national government services, and local government services are excluded from the figures.
Figures have been rounded.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Companies in France "

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.