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

Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3.30 percent in July from 3.40 percent in June 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.

Japan Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.40 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 Saturday, September 5, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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%
2015-08-28 12:30 AM Jul 3.3% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2015-09-30 12:30 AM Aug 3.3% 3.3%
2015-10-30 11:30 PM Sep 3.3%
2015-11-27 11:30 PM Oct 3.3%


Japan Jobless Rate Falls to 3.3% in July


The jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.3 percent in July of 2015, down from 3.4 percent in June and also lower than 3.8 percent a year earlier.

The number of employed persons in July 2015 was 63.81 million, an increase of 0.4 percent from the previous year while the number of unemployed persons fell 10.5 percent to 2.22 million. 

The labour force remained flat from a year earlier and population aged 15 and over decreased 0.1 percent to 110.76 million.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.21 percent, after registering 1.19 percent in June.

Statistics Bureau of Japan l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
8/28/2015 2:02:10 AM


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Published on 2015-07-31

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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.
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Published on 2015-05-29

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Published on 2015-05-01


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 63780.00 63910.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2200.00 2220.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 868.59 856.42 871.60 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.50 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 99.60 97.40 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.60 60.00 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Wages 517.78 301.12 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 549.10 324.28 868.48 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 20673.00 20710.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand Persons [+]
Job Advertisements 381.34 444.24 527.80 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 7040.00 6950.00 7041.00 1988.00 Thousand Persons [+]
Wage Growth 0.60 -2.40 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Jul/15 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 7.50 Jul/15 6.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 10.90 Jul/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Jun/15 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jul/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 12.00 Jul/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Jul/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.72 Jul/15 4.41 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.80 Jul/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Jul/15 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Jul/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/15 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.30 May/15 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Jun/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.10 Aug/15 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]