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

Unemployment Rate in Japan increased to 3.60 percent in January of 2015 from 3.40 percent in December of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.71 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
3.60 3.40 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 Friday, March 6, 2015.


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.

The number of employed persons in January 2015 was 63.09 million, an increase of 470 thousand or 0.8% from the previous year.

The number of unemployed persons in January 2015 was 2.31 million, a decrease of 70 thousand or 2.9% from the previous year.

Anna Fedec | anna@tradingeconomics.com
2/27/2015 12:28:08 AM


Recent Releases

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

Japan Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.5%
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent in November. The availability of jobs increased to its highest in more than twenty-two years. Published on 2014-12-26


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-25 11:30 PM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.4%
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
3.4%
2015-05-02 12:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
3.4%
2015-05-30 12:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
3.4%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 63740.00 63880.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2350.00 2280.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 871.60 868.39 871.60 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.40 5.60 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 101.00 94.50 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.00 59.30 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Wages 303.19 669.18 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 811.54 351.11 868.48 9.78 JPY THO [+]
Population 127.02 127.30 128.06 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 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 3.60 [+]
Minimum Wages 780.00 764.00 780.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 1.33 1.24 35.02 -7.91 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jan/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.30 Jan/15 4.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Jan/15 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.20 Jan/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jan/15 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jan/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.51 Jan/15 3.76 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.20 Jan/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.50 Jan/15 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jan/15 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Jan/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.70 Nov/14 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Dec/14 5.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Feb/15 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]