Japan Unemployment Rate  1953-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Japan fell to 3 percent in January of 2017 from 3.1 percent in the previous two months, matching market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.43, the same as in the previous month and remaining at the highest since July 1991. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.73 percent from 1953 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.50 percent in June of 2002 and a record low of 1 percent in November of 1968.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-26 11:30 PM Nov 3.1% 3% 3% 3%
2017-01-30 11:30 PM Dec 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
2017-03-02 11:30 PM Jan 3% 3.1% 3% 3%
2017-03-30 11:30 PM Feb 3% 3%
2017-04-27 11:30 PM Mar 3.02%
2017-05-29 11:30 PM Apr 3%




Japan Unemployment Rate Down To 3%


The jobless rate in Japan fell to 3 percent in January of 2017 from 3.1 percent in the previous two months, matching market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.43, the same as in the previous month and remaining at the highest since July 1991.

There were 1.98 million unemployed persons, down from 2.07 million in the previous month. Employment rose by 50 thousand to 65.04 million. The labour force fell by 50 thousand to 67.02 million while those detached from the labour force rose by 80 thousand to 44.04 million.
 
Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate fell to 4.4 percent from 4.8 percent.
 
A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3.2 percent.

Statistics Japan l Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/3/2017 12:49:48 AM



Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.00 3.10 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 65040.00 64990.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1980.00 2070.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 20978.00 20856.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 6985.00 7159.00 7159.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 58.20 58.40 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.00 60.10 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.70 1.90 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.30 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 99.80 99.30 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 925.91 971.38 971.38 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 388.87 325.01 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 302.22 660.70 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 332.33 798.13 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.50 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 823.00 798.00 823.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.86 126.82 127.80 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]



Japan Unemployment Rate Notes

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. Japan Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

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