- Unemployment held steady at 4% in October, slightly above forecasts of 3.9%, while the number of jobs edged up.
- As expected, growth in overall household spending slowed to 0.9% on year from +3.7% in September.
- Workers' incomes declined an average of 1.3%.
- Manufacturing PMI rose to 55.1 in November from 54.2 in October.
- "Business conditions in the Japanese manufacturing economy improved for the ninth consecutive month...driven for the most part by an expansion of both foreign and domestic demand," Markit says. (PR)
- The 0.3% rise in "core core" CPI was the first gain since October 2008 and the biggest since 1998. The 0.9% increase in core CPI was the highest in five years.
- The Nikkei closed at -0.4%, while the yen is flat at ¥102.33. (Previous)
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