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

Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3.40 percent in March of 2015 from 3.50 percent in February 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 3.50 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 - Japan Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Japan Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-26 11:30 PM Jan 3.6% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2015-03-26 11:30 PM Feb 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.6%
2015-05-01 12:30 AM Mar 3.4% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
2015-05-29 12:30 AM Apr 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2015-06-27 12:30 AM May 3.4%
2015-07-29 12:30 AM Jun 3.4%


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.

The number of employed persons in March 2015 was 63.19 million, an increase of 210 thousand or 0.3% from the previous year.

The number of unemployed persons in March 2015 was 2.28 million, a decrease of 180 thousand or 7.3% from the previous year.

Statistics Japan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
5/1/2015 1:00:34 AM


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Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 63660.00 63760.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2210.00 2300.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 799.43 841.11 871.60 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.30 7.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 96.50 104.50 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.10 59.10 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Wages 307.36 288.59 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 335.40 320.38 868.48 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 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 3.60 [+]
Minimum Wages 780.00 764.00 780.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 0.00 0.50 35.02 -7.91 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Apr/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.40 Apr/15 6.20 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Apr/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Mar/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Mar/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.00 Mar/15 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.86 Mar/15 4.33 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Apr/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Apr/15 5.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Apr/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.20 Feb/15 11.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Mar/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.40 Apr/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]