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

Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3.50 percent in February of 2015 from 3.60 percent in January 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.

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Japan Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.60 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 - Japan Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Japan Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, April 19, 2015.


Japan's Jobless Rate Drops to 3.5% in February


Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment was reported at 3.5 percent in February, slightly down from 3.6 percent reported in the same month of 2014 while the jobs availability rose to the highest in more than 20 years.

The number of employed persons in February 2015 was 63.22 million, an increase of 390 thousand or 0.6% from the previous year.

The number of unemployed persons in February 2015 was 2.26 million, a decrease of 60 thousand or 2.6% from the previous year.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.15 from 1.14 in January, the highest level since March 1992.


Statistics Japan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/26/2015 11:58:49 PM


Recent Releases

Japan's Unemployment Rate At 3.6% in January
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment was reported at 3.6 percent in January, lower than 3.7 percent reported in the same month of 2013 as the number of employed persons increased. Published on 2015-02-27

Japanese Jobless Rate Lowest Since August 1997
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment declined to 3.4 percent in December compared to 3.7 percent reported in the same month of 2013 as the number of employed rose 0.6 percent and the number of unemployed decreased 6.7 percent. Published on 2015-01-30


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-29 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
3.4% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
2015-02-26 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
3.6% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2015-03-26 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.6%
2015-05-02 12:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
3.5% 3.4%
2015-05-30 12:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
3.4%
2015-06-27 12:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  May
3.4%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 63760.00 63740.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2300.00 2350.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 841.11 871.60 871.60 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.40 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 104.10 101.40 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.10 59.00 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Wages 288.59 296.69 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 320.38 327.33 868.48 9.78 JPY THO [+]
Population 127.02 127.30 127.80 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 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 3.60 [+]
Minimum Wages 780.00 764.00 780.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.60 35.02 -7.91 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]