Japan Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3.50 percent in May of 2014 from 3.60 percent in April of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.70 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 3.60 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.


Japan's Unemployment Down to 17-Year Low


Japan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged down to 3.5 percent in May from 3.6 percent in the previous three months. It is the lowest level since December of 1997.

The number of unemployed persons in May 2014 was 2.42 million, a decrease of 370 thousand or 13.3 percent from the previous year. The number of employed persons was 63.97 million, up by 570 thousand or 0.9 percent from the previous year. 

The labour force increased 0.3 percent year-on-year while the number of people not in the labor force was down by 0.6 percent. The labour force participation rate was 59.9 percent.

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
6/27/2014 9:20:33 AM


Recent Releases

Japan Unemployment Rate Unchanged in April
Japan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate held steady at 3.6 percent in April, unchanged from the previous two months. Published on 2014-05-30

Japanese Unemployment Rate Stable at 3.6%
In March of 2014, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was unchanged at 3.6 percent, the lowest rate in more than six years. Published on 2014-05-02


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-03-27 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Feb 2014 3.6% 3.7% 3.7% 3.9%
2014-05-02 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-05-30 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-06-27 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 3.5% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-07-29 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.60 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 63580.00 63230.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2330.00 2360.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 834.34 846.84 869.17 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.80 10.80 4.00 Percent [+]
Productivity 94.90 112.40 118.10 67.00 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 59.50 74.00 58.50 Percent [+]
Wages 301.20 306.80 883.79 52.91 JPY THO [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 333.15 340.55 868.49 9.79 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 [+]





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