Retail store employee numbers in Japan 1985-2016

The statistic presents the number of retail store employees in Japan from 1985 to 2016. In 1985, approximately 6.33 million people worked at retail stores in Japan. This number increased to more than eight million employees by the late 1990s and afterwards decreased to around 7.65 million employees in 2016.

Number of retail store employees in Japan from 1985 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

Japan

Survey time period

1985 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on the Census of Commerce by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
The source provides the following information: 'Due to industrial classification change in 1991 and 2014, businesses subject to the survey change in 1999 and investigating method change in 2014, in the case where continuity from the previous survey is not ensured, the percentage of change from the previous survey is not calculated."

Values have been rounded.
Figures prior to 1988 come from previous reporting.

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