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

The unemployment rate in Japan stood at 2.8 percent in March of 2017, the same as in a month earlier. The figure came slightly below market consensus of 2.9 percent and remained at its lowest level since June 1994. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.45, up from 1.43 in the previous three months and marking the highest level since November 1990. 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)
2017-03-02 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% 2.8% 2.9% 2.8%
2017-05-29 11:30 PM Apr 2.8% 2.81%
2017-06-29 11:30 PM May 2.77%
2017-07-27 11:30 PM Jun 2.75%




Japan Jobless Rate Steady At 2.8% In March


The unemployment rate in Japan stood at 2.8 percent in March of 2017, the same as in a month earlier. The figure came slightly below market consensus of 2.9 percent and remained at its lowest level since June 1994. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.45, up from 1.43 in the previous three months and marking the highest level since November 1990.

Compared to the previous month, there were 1.84 million unemployed persons, 6 thousand less than in February. Employment increased 13 thousand to 64.96 million. Labour force rose 8 thousand to 66.79 million while those detached from the labour force went down by 11 thousand to 44.24 million.
Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate rose to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent.
A year earlier, employment was at 3.2 percent.

Statistics Japan l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/28/2017 8:04:17 AM



Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.80 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 64960.00 64830.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1840.00 1900.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 6853.00 7025.00 7159.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 20856.00 20858.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 57.90 57.90 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.60 59.60 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.70 1.90 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.30 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 98.50 104.80 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 935.67 927.33 971.38 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 420.55 402.05 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 311.58 293.66 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 338.31 325.57 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.40 0.40 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 May of 2017.

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



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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
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France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
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Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
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United States 4.40 Apr/17
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Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
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