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

The jobless rate in Japan declined to 2.8 percent in February of 2017 from 3.0 percent in January and below market expectations of 3.0 percent. It was the lowest inflation figure since June 1994. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.43, the same as in the previous two months and remaining at the highest since July 1991. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.73 percent from 1953 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.50 percent in June of 2002 and a record low of 1 percent in November of 1968.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-30 11:30 PM Dec 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
2017-03-02 11:30 PM Jan 3% 3.1% 3% 3%
2017-03-30 11:30 PM Feb 2.8% 3% 3% 3%
2017-04-27 11:30 PM Mar 2.8% 2.9% 2.8%
2017-05-29 11:30 PM Apr 2.8%
2017-06-29 11:30 PM May 2.8%




Japan Jobless Rate Lowest Since June 1994


The jobless rate in Japan declined to 2.8 percent in February of 2017 from 3.0 percent in January and below market expectations of 3.0 percent. It was the lowest inflation figure since June 1994. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.43, the same as in the previous two months and remaining at the highest since July 1991.

Compared to the previous month, there were 1.90 million unemployed persons, 8 thousand less than in January. Employment fell 21 thousand to 64.83 million. Labour force declined by 31 thousand to 66.71 million while those detached from the labour force went up by 31 thousand to 44.35 million.

Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent from 4.4 percent.

A year earlier, employment stood at 3.2 percent.

Statistics Japan l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/31/2017 2:24:10 AM



Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.80 3.00 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 64830.00 65040.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1900.00 1980.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7025.00 6985.00 7159.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 20858.00 20978.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 57.90 58.20 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.60 60.00 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.70 1.90 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.30 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 104.80 99.80 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 927.33 925.91 971.38 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 402.05 388.87 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 293.66 301.05 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 325.57 333.71 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.40 0.30 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 823.00 798.00 823.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.86 126.82 127.80 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.80 3.00 5.50 1.00 1953 - 2017 percent Monthly



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