Thursday, January 10, 2019

Japan owes tens of billions of yen worth of unemployment benefits

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.

The benefits are calculated based on the Monthly Labor Survey, carried out by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The survey looks at wage levels, working hours and other elements that make up the current jobs picture. Read More