Japan Unemployment Rate  1953-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.2 percent in April of 2016, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio stood at 1.34 in April, compared to 1.30 percent in March. 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 percent in November of 1968. Unemployment Rate in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 3.20 5.60 1.00 1953 - 2016 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 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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-28 11:30 PM Feb 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2016-04-27 11:30 PM Mar 3.2% 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
2016-05-30 11:30 PM Apr 3.2% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2016-06-30 11:30 PM May 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2016-07-28 11:30 PM Jun 3.2%
2016-08-29 11:30 PM Jul 3.2%

Japan Jobless Rate Steady at 3.2% in April


The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Japan was recorded at 3.2 percent in April of 2016, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market expectations. The jobs-to-applicants ratio stood at 1.34 in April, compared to 1.30 percent in March.

A year earlier, the unemployment rate came in at 3.3 percent.

In April 2016, the number of unemployed persons were 2.24 million, a decrease of 100 thousand (-4.3 percent) from a year earlier. The number of employed persons were 63.96 million, an increase of 540 thousand (+0.9 percent) from the previous year.

The labour force  rate grew 0.7 percent from a year earlier to 66.21 million and population aged 15 and over was flat at 110.74 million.

The labour force participation rate increased by 0.4 percentage points to 59.8 percent from 59.4 percent in April 2015.


Statistics Bureau of Japanl Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/31/2016 1:28:59 AM

Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.20 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 63960.00 63390.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2240.00 2160.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 6883.00 6925.00 7133.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 20954.00 20493.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 57.80 57.20 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.80 59.20 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.70 1.90 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 107.00 95.10 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 898.75 850.61 919.23 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 441.20 469.46 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 307.44 313.44 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 332.56 336.00 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.30 1.50 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 780.00 764.00 780.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.82 127.02 127.80 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.00 61.00 61.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 61.00 61.00 61.00 60.00 [+]




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