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

Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3.50 percent in October of 2014 from 3.60 percent in September 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
3.50 3.60 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 Sunday, December 21, 2014.


Japan's Jobless Rate Falls to 3.5% in October


Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.5 percent in October from 3.6 percent the month before and the availability of jobs edged higher.

The number of employed persons in October 2014 was 63.90 million, an increase of 240 thousand or 0.4% from the previous year.

The number of unemployed persons in October 2014 was 2.33 million, a decrease of 300 thousand or 11.4% from the previous year.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.1 in September, up from 1.09 in the previous month. 

The number of new job offers fell 0.3 percent in October from the previous month but rose 1.1 percent from a year earlier.

Anna Fedec | anna@tradingeconomics.com
11/27/2014 11:50:08 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-30 12:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Aug
3.5% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
2014-10-30 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Sep
3.6% 3.5% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-11-27 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
3.5% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-12-25 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
3.5% 3.5% 3.4%
2015-01-29 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
2015-02-26 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Jan


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 63550.00 63660.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2340.00 2370.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 825.99 828.88 869.17 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 6.30 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 104.40 95.60 118.10 67.00 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.70 59.90 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Wages 300.44 298.19 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 335.63 333.52 868.49 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 6.30 Nov/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.80 Nov/14 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Nov/14 6.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Aug/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.53 Nov/14 4.78 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Nov/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Nov/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 Nov/14 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.50 Sep/14 10.10 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Oct/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Nov/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]