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

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan rose to 3.1 percent in November of 2016, from 3 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 3 percent. The jobs-to-applicants ratio increased to 1.41 percent from 1.4 percent, hitting a new high since July 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)
2016-10-27 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 3.1% 3% 3% 3%
2017-01-30 11:30 PM Dec 3.1% 3.1%
2017-03-02 11:30 PM Jan 3%
2017-03-28 11:30 PM Feb 3%




Japan Unemployment Rate Up To 3.1% In November


The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan rose to 3.1 percent in November of 2016, from 3 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 3 percent. The jobs-to-applicants ratio increased to 1.41 percent from 1.4 percent, hitting a new high since July 1991.

Compared to the previous month, there were 2.05 million unemployed persons, higher than 1.97 October; employment declined by 110 thousand to 64.44 million and labour force also fell by 3 thousand to 66.51 million. Those detached from the labour force remained mostly unchanged at 44 million.

Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent from 5.1 percent.

A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3.3 percent.

Statistics Japan l Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
12/27/2016 12:22:38 AM



Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.00 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 64440.00 64550.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2050.00 1970.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 6969.00 7077.00 7133.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 20974.00 20839.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 58.20 58.60 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.00 60.40 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.70 1.90 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.30 5.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 98.80 102.90 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 921.20 923.98 926.52 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 399.15 491.35 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 310.04 298.76 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 348.75 330.21 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.20 0.10 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 823.00 798.00 823.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.82 127.02 127.80 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 61.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 61.00 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.10 3.00 5.60 1.00 1953 - 2016 percent Monthly



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