Japan Unemployment Rate  1953-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was steady at 3.0 percent in October of 2016, the same as in September and in line with market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.4 percent from 1.38 percent, hitting a new high since August 1991. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.73 percent from 1953 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5.60 percent in July of 2009 and a record low of 1.00 percent in November of 1968.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-29 11:30 PM Aug 3.1% 3.0% 3% 3%
2016-10-27 11:30 PM Sep 3.0% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
2016-11-28 11:30 PM Oct 3% 3.0% 3% 3%
2016-12-26 11:30 PM Nov 3% 3%
2017-01-28 11:30 PM Dec 3%
2017-02-28 11:30 PM Jan 3%




Japan Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3%


The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was steady at 3.0 percent in October of 2016, the same as in September and in line with market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.4 percent from 1.38 percent, hitting a new high since August 1991.

Compared to the previous month, there were 1.97 million unemployed persons, 50 thousand less than in September; employment rose by 60 thousand to 64.55 million and labour force also rose by 40 thousand to 66.54 million. Those detached from the labour force fell by 20 thousand to 44.15 million.
 
Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percent.
 
A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3.2 percent. 

Statistics Japan l Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/29/2016 12:08:27 AM



Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.00 3.00 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 64550.00 64490.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1970.00 2020.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7012.00 7007.00 7133.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 20893.00 20920.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 58.60 58.40 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.40 60.50 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.70 1.90 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.40 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 97.90 96.10 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 917.55 909.78 926.52 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 491.35 412.29 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 295.71 299.32 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 327.46 335.40 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.10 0.00 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 780.00 764.00 780.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.82 127.02 127.80 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 [+]



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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 3.00 5.60 1.00 1953 - 2016 percent Monthly



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