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

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was unchanged at 3.1 percent in December of 2016 compared to the previous month and in line with market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio increased to 1.43 percent from 1.41 percent, hitting a new high since July 1991 and above market estimates of 1.42 percent. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.73 percent from 1953 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5.60 percent in July of 2009 and a record low of 1.00 percent in November of 1968.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-28 11:30 PM Oct 3% 3.0% 3% 3%
2016-12-26 11:30 PM Nov 3.1% 3% 3% 3%
2017-01-30 11:30 PM Dec 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
2017-03-02 11:30 PM Jan 3.1% 3%
2017-03-28 11:30 PM Feb 3%
2017-04-27 11:30 PM Mar 3%




Japan Jobless Rate Steady At 3.1% In December


The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was unchanged at 3.1 percent in December of 2016 compared to the previous month and in line with market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio increased to 1.43 percent from 1.41 percent, hitting a new high since July 1991 and above market estimates of 1.42 percent.

Compared to the previous month, there were 2.09 million unemployed persons, higher than 2.05 November; employment rose by 31 thousand to 64.75 million and labour force also went up by 34 thousand to 66.85 million. Those detached from the labour force fell by 35 thousand to 43.84 million.

Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate rose to 4.9 percent from 4.3 percent.

A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3.3 percent.

Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
1/30/2017 11:52:53 PM



Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.10 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 64750.00 64440.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2090.00 2050.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 20856.00 20974.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7159.00 6969.00 7159.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 58.40 58.20 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.10 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 99.30 98.80 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 971.38 921.20 971.38 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 325.01 399.15 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 660.70 310.04 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 798.13 348.75 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.10 0.50 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.10 3.10 5.60 1.00 1953 - 2016 percent Monthly



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