Japanese workers' sentiment worsened in September

posted on October 9, 2015

A government survey shows sentiment has worsened for the second month in a row. The slowdown in China is a big factor.

The monthly Economy Watchers Survey asks retail clerks, taxi drivers and other workers how they feel about the economy compared with 3 months ago.

The index in September was 47.5, down 1.8 points from the previous month. A reading below 50 suggests more people are pessimistic about business conditions.

Some manufacturers cited a decline in orders due to the situation in China. And many retailers blamed rainy weather for a slump in beverage sales.

source by newsonjapan
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