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More female and older workers have boosted Japan’s labour market

More female and older workers have boosted Japan’s labour market

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The FINANCIAL — Despite a shrinking and ageing population, Japan is continuing to add to its workforce through greater female and older worker employment. PwC’s latest Global Economy Watch explores how Japan is counteracting its challenging demographics and whether this can continue. ***Japan has continued to grow its workforce despite a shrinking and ageing population. *** Japan’s population is contracting, since its peak at 128 million in 2010, it has declined by 1.3 million people. Additionally, its population is old: 28% are over 65, compared with 18% in the UK and 15% in the US. Yet the number of people working…

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More female and older workers have boosted Japan’s labour market

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Despite a shrinking and ageing population, Japan is continuing to add to its workforce through greater female and older worker employment. PwC’s latest Global Economy Watch explores how Japan is counteracting its challenging demographics and whether this can continue. ***Japan has continued to grow its workforce despite a shrinking and ageing population. ***…