Japan Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3.60 percent in February of 2014 from 3.70 percent in January of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications. 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. 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. 2014-04-19

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.70 5.60 1.00 3.90 | 2014/03 1953 - 2014 Percent Monthly

TO

Japan Unemployment Rate
LIST BY COUNTRY


CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-12-26 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Nov 2013 4.0% 4% 3.9% 4%
2014-01-30 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Dec 2013 3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 4%
2014-02-27 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Jan 2014 3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 3.8%
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% 3.9%
2014-05-29 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 3.6%
[+]

Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Employed Persons 63320.00 2014-02-15 63190.00 65840.00 38370.00 63462.97 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 835.16 2014-02-15 860.31 869.17 266.29 844.01 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 2014-02-15 58.70 74.00 58.50 59.22 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Productivity 107.00 2014-01-15 99.60 118.10 67.00 99.63 2014-02-28 Index Points [+]
Retirement Age Men 61.00 2013-01-01 60.00 65.00 64.00 61.08 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.00 2013-01-01 60.00 61.00 60.00 61.08 2013-12-31 [+]
Unemployed Persons 2330.00 2014-02-15 2420.00 3680.00 490.00 2334.28 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Wages 292.97 2014-02-15 298.94 883.79 52.91 310.36 2014-03-31 JPY THO [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 326.17 2014-02-15 334.10 868.49 9.79 337.43 2014-03-31 JPY THO [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.90 2013-12-31 6.80 10.80 4.00 6.39 2014-01-31 Percent [+]
Unemployment Rate 3.60 2014-02-15 3.70 5.60 1.00 3.90 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Population 127.22 2013-12-31 127.52 128.06 83.20 127.10 2014-06-30 Million [+]
[+]


Japan Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in February

Japan's jobless rate declined to the lowest in more than six years in February and the availability of jobs improved to the highest in more than six years.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.05 from 1.04 in January, matching the median estimate. That marked the highest since August 2007, when the ratio stood at 1.05.

The number of new job offers fell 2.9 percent in February from the previous month but was up 7.1 percent from a year ago.

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications | anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/27/2014 11:57:44 PM

RECENT RELEASES

Japanese Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.7% in January
Japan's jobless rate held steady at the lowest level in six years in January and the number of employed persons increased 0.5% to 62.62 million. Published on 2014-02-27

Japan's Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.7% in December
Japan's jobless rate fell to a six-year low of 3.7 percent in December and the availability of jobs improved to a six-year high, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed. Published on 2014-01-30


Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


RELATED NEWS

Bank of Japan Leaves Monetary Stimulus Unchanged  
At its April 8th, 2014 meeting, the Bank of Japan maintained its commitment to increase base money at an annual pace of 60 trillion to 70 trillion yen, as widely expected, despite a sales tax hike, saying the economy is recovering moderately.
Japan Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in February  
Japan's jobless rate declined to the lowest in more than six years in February and the availability of jobs improved to the highest in more than six years.
Japan Annual Inflation Rate Up 1.5% in February  
The consumer price index for Japan in February 2014 was 100.7 (2010=100), the same level as the previous month, and up 1.5% over the year.
Japan Marks a Record 20-Month Run of Trade Deficits  
Japanese trade balance came to a deficit of ¥800.3 billion in February of 2014, narrower than a record gap of ¥2.8 trillion reported in January of 2014 but larger than a deficit of ¥781.3 billion reported in the same month of 2013.
BoJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Bank of Japan decided on March 11th to leave the monetary policy steady and keep buying enough government bonds to boost monetary base at an annual pace of about 60-70 trillion yen, saying the economy was picking up.
Japan GDP Growth Revised Down to 0.2% in Q4  
Japan's economy expanded 0.2 percent in the last three months of 2014 from the previous quarter, revised down from a preliminary 0.3 percent expansion due to slower growth in capital spending and private consumption.
Japanese Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.7% in January  
Japan's jobless rate held steady at the lowest level in six years in January and the number of employed persons increased 0.5% to 62.62 million.
Japanese Inflation Rate Levells Off in January  
Japan's consumer price index increased 1.4 percent on a year in January, down from 1.6 percent reported a month earlier. The cost of energy, transportation and food increased the most while prices of housing and medical care decreased.
Japan Reports Record Trade Deficit in January  
Japanese trade deficit widened to 2.79 trillion yen in January of 2014 from 1.6 trillion yen reported in the same month of 2013. Imports surged 25 percent while exports grew only 9.5 percent.
Bank of Japan Expands Loan Support Programme  
At its February 18th, 2014 meeting, the Bank of Japan decided to keep boosting the monetary base at an annual pace of about 60-70 trillion yen. The central bank also decided to extend two facilities that were set to expire in April, aiming to stimulate bank lending.
MORE RELATED NEWS

LATEST NEWS

Chile Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its April 17th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Chile left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 4 percent, following last month's cut, citing low output and demand, but hinted possible future rate cuts, depending on domestic and external conditions.
Russia Unemployment Drops in March  
Russian jobless rate fell for the first time in four months to 5.4 percent, after remaining stable at 5.6 percent in the previous two months.
Canada Inflation Rises Above Forecasts in March  
The annual consumer prices in Canada accelerated to 1.5 percent in March of 2014 following a 1.1 increase in the previous month, as energy prices surged.
US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly  
In the week ending April 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 304,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 300,000 to 302,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Brazil Unemployment Rate Down to 5%  
In March of 2014, Brazil’s jobless rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 5 percent, below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment reached 5.7 percent.
Dutch Unemployment Rate Falls for the First Time in 2014  
In March of 2014, Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 8.7 percent from 8.8 percent in the previous month and 8.1 percent a year earlier, as more people left permanently the labor market rather than found jobs.
Singaporean Trade Surplus Narrows Sharply in March  
The trade surplus decreased 51.1 percent in March of 2014 over a year earlier and 47.2 percent from February to SGD 2.3 billion. Imports rose at a faster pace than exports, as sales of pharmaceuticals and electronics fell, while shipments of petrochemicals and re-exports contributed to overall increase.
Mozambique Leaves Lending Rate Steady at 8.25%  
At its April 16th, 2014 meeting, Bank of Mozambique left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.25 percent for the sixth consecutive meeting, saying this was consistent with meeting domestic economic targets for 2014.
Spanish Trade Deficit Narrows to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Spanish trade gap decreased to € 1.62 billion, down from € 2.82 billion in the previous month. Compared with the same month a year earlier, the trade deficit widened 37 percent.
Angolan Inflation Rate Down To 7.32% in March  
The annual consumer prices in Angola decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.32 percent in March of 2014, from 7.48 percent recorded in February of 2014.
MORE TOP NEWS

OVERVIEW    |     WORLBANK    |     [+] Calendar    |     [+] Countries    |     [+] Indicators    |     News






Markets

GDP

Labour

Prices

Money

Trade

Government

Business

Consumer

Taxes

Housing