This may not fit to the topic Jerry raised. but...
In the recent period in Japan, increase in wage average of commercial workers
has been slightly lower than other industries. Wage of services workers has been
(annual rate of increase in wage index)
All manufacturing commercial financial services
'70-'80 5.53 % 5.48% 6.00 %
'80-'90 1.53% 1.23% 1.27%
'90-'95 0.81% 0.75% 0.60%