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

Unemployment Rate in Japan remained unchanged at 3.50 percent in November of 2014 from 3.50 percent in October 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 3.50 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 Monday, January 26, 2015.


Japan Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.5%


Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent in November. The availability of jobs increased to its highest in more than twenty-two years.

The number of employed persons in November 2014 was 63.71 million, the same number as the previous year.

The number of unemployed persons in November 2014 was 2.19 million, a decrease of 300 thousand or 12.0% from the previous year.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio increased to 1.12 from 1.10 in the previous month, the highest since May of 1992.

The number of new job offers rose 1.2 percent in November from the previous month but fell 4.4 percent from a year earlier.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/26/2014 9:10:18 AM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2014-11-27

Japan's Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6%
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.6 percent in September from 3.5 percent the month before and the availability of jobs fell for the first time in more than three years. Published on 2014-10-30


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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% 3.5% 3.4%
2015-01-29 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
2015-02-26 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
3.4%
2015-03-26 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
3.4%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 63450.00 63550.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2290.00 2340.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 835.94 825.99 869.16 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 6.30 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 100.10 104.40 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.40 59.70 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Wages 312.69 299.58 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 351.11 334.54 868.48 9.78 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 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.80 Nov/14 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Dec/14 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Nov/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 5.00 Nov/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 13.40 Nov/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Nov/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]