The latest Teikoku Databank survey finds that the ratio of companies suffering from labour shortage was 50% or higher in January 2023, and among all industries, the ratio was much higher in hotels or ryokans than others. Overall, the ratios were 51.7% for full-time employees and 31% for part-time employees.
77.8% of hotels or ryokans answered that they have suffered labour shortage of full-time employees. It was the highest ratio for three months in a row and much higher than 41.9% a year ago. For part-time employees, the ratio was record-high 81.1%.
Under the circumstance, Teikoku Databank points out that ‘rise in wages’ is inevitable to maintain or hire employees and will be an important factor for Japanese economy in 2023.