Japan Unemployment Rate 1953-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Japan increased to 3.50 percent in August of 2014 from 3.80 percent in July 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.

   
 
 

Japan Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.80 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 Wednesday, October 1, 2014.


Japan Jobless Rate Down in August


Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.5 percent in August from 3.8 percent the month before, and below market forecasts.

The number of employed persons in August 2014 was 63.63 million, an increase of 530 thousand or 0.8 percent from the previous year.

The number of unemployed persons in August 2014 was 2.31 million, a decrease of 400 thousand or 14.8 percent from the previous year.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.10 in August, unchanged from the previous month and matching market expectations. The ratio was the highest since June 1992.

The number of new job offers fell 0.7 percent in August from the previous month and was down 0.6 percent from a year ago.

Statistics Japan l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/30/2014 1:27:36 AM


Recent Releases

Japan Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in July
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.8 percent in July from 3.7 percent the month before. Published on 2014-08-29

Japan Unemployment Rate Rises in June
Japan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 3.7 percent in June from 3.5 percent in the previous month, as more people were looking for a job. The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.1 percent, the highest rate in twenty-two years. Published on 2014-07-29


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
2014-08-29 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 3.8% 3.7% 3.7% 3.6%
2014-09-30 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 3.5% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
2014-10-30 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 3.5% 3.4%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.80 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 63620.00 63530.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2300.00 2480.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 842.76 834.34 869.17 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 6.30 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Productivity 99.20 94.90 118.10 67.00 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 59.90 74.00 58.50 Percent [+]
Wages 423.90 542.09 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 572.05 333.15 868.49 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 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 5.00 Aug/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Aug/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Aug/14 4.90 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.30 Aug/14 12.60 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Aug/14 3.80 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.18 Aug/14 5.47 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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