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Japan likely to revise budget due to wage data flaws: Finance Ministry

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Japan's government is likely to revise its budget draft for the next fiscal year to pay for a shortfall of employment insurance benefits caused by flaws in the country's wage data, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday.

[TOKYO] Japan's government is likely to revise its budget draft for the next fiscal year to pay for a shortfall of employment insurance benefits caused by flaws in the country's wage data, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday.

The likely budget revision - a rare move - follows the revelation that the labour ministry has underestimated workers' average wages for years. The data is used to set levels of unemployment benefits paid partly by state coffers.

REUTERS

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