Japan Unemployment Rate 1953-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Japan increased to 3.70 percent in June of 2014 from 3.50 percent in May of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.71 Percent from 1953 until 2014, 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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Japan Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 3.50 5.60 1.00 1953 - 2014 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 - Japan Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Japan Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, August 23, 2014.


Japan Unemployment Rate Rises in June


Japan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 3.7 percent in June from 3.5 percent in the previous month, as more people were looking for a job. The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.1 percent, the highest rate in twenty-two years.

The number of unemployed persons in June of 2014 was 2.45 million, a decrease of 150 thousand or 5.8 percent from the previous year. 

The number of employed persons was 63.89 million, an increase of 560 thousand or 0.9 percent year-on-year. Employment in education and learning support activities rose the most on the year (4.7 percent), followed by information and communications (4.6 percent) and transport and postal activities (4.5 percent). In contrast, the number of people employed in agriculture and manufacturing fell by 3 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively. 

The labour force increased 0.6 percent year-on-year in June while the number of people not in the labor force decreased 1 percent. 

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/29/2014 9:13:49 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-02 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-05-30 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-06-27 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 3.5% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-07-29 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
2014-08-29 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 3.7% 3.7% 3.5%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.50 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 63590.00 63580.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2440.00 2330.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 842.76 834.34 869.17 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.80 10.80 4.00 Percent [+]
Productivity 99.20 94.90 118.10 67.00 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 59.90 74.00 58.50 Percent [+]
Wages 538.82 301.20 883.79 52.91 JPY THO [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 572.05 333.15 868.49 9.79 JPY THO [+]
Population 127.22 127.52 128.06 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.00 60.00 61.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 61.00 60.00 61.00 60.00 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jul/14 6.00 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Jul/14 7.10 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jun/14 11.60 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.10 Feb/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 5.10 Jun/14 5.10 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.30 Jun/14 12.60 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.70 Jun/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.20 Jul/14 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.90 Jul/14 4.90 14.10 4.90 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 2.90 Jul/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 8.80 May/14 9.00 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.40 Jun/14 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.20 Jul/14 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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