Japan Unemployment Rate 1953-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Japan increased to 3.40 percent in June from 3.30 percent in May of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.72 percent from 1953 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 5.60 percent in July of 2009 and a record low of 1 percent in November of 1968. Unemployment Rate in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications.

  
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.30 5.60 1.00 1953 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Japan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Content for - Japan Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-29 12:30 AM Apr 3.3% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2015-06-26 12:30 AM May 3.3% 3.3% 3.3% 3.4%
2015-07-31 12:30 AM Jun 3.4% 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
2015-08-29 12:30 AM Jul 3.4% 3.4%
2015-09-30 12:30 AM Aug 3.3%
2015-10-30 11:30 PM Sep 3.3%


Japan Jobless Rate at 3.4% in June


The jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.4 percent in June of 2015, up from 3.3 percent in May but down from 3.7 percent a year earlier.

The number of employed persons in June 2015 was 64.25 million, an increase of 0.6 percent from the previous year while the number of unemployed persons fell 8.6 percent to 2.24 million. 

The labour force rose 0.2 percent and population aged 15 and over decreased unchanged from a year earlier at 110.81 million.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.19 percent, unchanged from May 2015.

Statistics Bureau of Japan l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/31/2015 12:59:31 AM


Recent Releases

Japan Unemployment Rate Steady at 18-Year Low
The jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.3 percent in May of 2015, the same as in April and down from 3.5 percent a year earlier.
Published on 2015-06-26

Japanese Jobless Rate Lowest in 18-Years
Japan's unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in April compared to 3.4 percent in March and 3.6 percent in the same month of the previous year as the number of unemployed decreased and employment rose. It is the lowest unemployment rate since April of 1997.
Published on 2015-05-29

Japanese Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.4%
Japan's jobless rate fell to 3.4 percent in March compared to 3.5 percent in February and 3.6 percent in the same month of the previous year as the number of unemployed decreased and employment rose.
Published on 2015-05-01

Japan's Jobless Rate Drops to 3.5% in February
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment was reported at 3.5 percent in February, slightly down from 3.6 percent reported in the same month of 2014 while the jobs availability rose to the highest in more than 20 years.
Published on 2015-03-26


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 63910.00 64000.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2220.00 2240.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 856.42 860.23 871.60 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 97.40 92.60 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.00 59.80 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Wages 301.12 305.94 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 324.28 330.71 868.48 9.78 JPY THO/Month [+]
Population 127.02 127.30 127.80 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.00 61.00 61.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 61.00 61.00 61.00 60.00 [+]
Job Advertisements 444.24 321.18 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 3.60 3.60 [+]
Minimum Wages 780.00 764.00 780.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 0.60 0.70 35.02 -7.91 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 Jun/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Jun/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jun/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]