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The policy doesn't work, so Japan decides to continue the same policy. Got that?
The downbeat inflation and spending data came despite an increasingly tight labor market. The unemployment rate slipped to 3 percent in September, equal to the lowest since 1995. The low jobless figure hasn’t yet resulted in significant wage gains, a key element of efforts to reflate Japan’s economy.
- Consumer prices excluding fresh food, the BOJ’s primary gauge of inflation, dropped 0.5 percent in September from a year earlier (forecast -0.5 percent).
- Household spending fell 2.1 percent from a year earlier (forecast -2.7 percent). It has fallen in 11 of the past 12 months.
- The unemployment rate fell to 3.0 percent (forecast 3.1 percent).
Yet a strong majority of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News expect the BOJ to keep its easing program unchanged next week, after it shifted the focus of its policy framework in September from expanding the monetary base to controlling interest rates