Japan Unemployment Rate 1953-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Japan increased to 3.60 percent in September of 2014 from 3.50 percent in August of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.71 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. Unemployment Rate in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications.

   
 
 

Japan Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.50 5.60 1.00 1953 - 2014 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, October 31, 2014.


Japan's Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6%


Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.6 percent in September from 3.5 percent the month before and the availability of jobs fell for the first time in more than three years.

The number of employed persons in September 2014 was 64.02 million, an increase of 430 thousand or 0.7% from the previous year.

The number of unemployed persons in September 2014 was 2.33 million, a decrease of 250 thousand or 9.7% from the previous year.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.09 in September, down from 1.1 the previous month. It was the first decline since May of 2011.

The number of new job offers rose 0.5 percent from the previous month and 6.3 percent from a year ago.

Statistics Bureau of Japan | anna@tradingeconomics.com
10/30/2014 11:57:43 PM


Recent Releases

Japan Jobless Rate Down in August
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.5 percent in August from 3.8 percent the month before, and below market forecasts. Published on 2014-09-30

Japan Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in July
Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.8 percent in July from 3.7 percent the month before. Published on 2014-08-29


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-07-29 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
2014-08-29 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 3.8% 3.7% 3.7% 3.6%
2014-09-30 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 3.5% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
2014-10-30 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 3.6% 3.5% 3.6% 3.6%
2014-11-27 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Oct 2014 3.6% 3.4%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.50 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 63660.00 63620.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2330.00 2300.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 842.76 834.34 869.17 266.29 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 6.30 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Productivity 99.20 94.90 118.10 67.00 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 59.90 74.00 58.50 Percent [+]
Wages 423.90 542.09 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 572.05 333.15 868.49 9.79 JPY THO [+]
Population 127.22 127.52 128.06 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 [+]