Japan Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3.60 percent in February of 2014 from 3.70 percent in January of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.70 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. 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. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.70 5.60 1.00 3.90 | 2014/03 1953 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Japan Unemployment Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-12-26 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Nov 2013 4.0% 4% 3.9% 4%
2014-01-30 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Dec 2013 3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 4%
2014-02-27 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Jan 2014 3.7% 3.7% 3.7% 3.8%
2014-03-27 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Feb 2014 3.6% 3.7% 3.7% 3.9%
2014-05-02 12:30 AM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 3.6% 3.9%
2014-05-29 11:30 PM Japan
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 3.6%
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Employed Persons 63320.00 2014-02-15 63190.00 65840.00 38370.00 63462.97 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 835.16 2014-02-15 860.31 869.17 266.29 844.01 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 2014-02-15 58.70 74.00 58.50 59.22 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Productivity 107.00 2014-01-15 99.60 118.10 67.00 99.63 2014-02-28 Index Points [+]
Retirement Age Men 61.00 2013-01-01 60.00 65.00 64.00 61.08 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.00 2013-01-01 60.00 61.00 60.00 61.08 2013-12-31 [+]
Unemployed Persons 2330.00 2014-02-15 2420.00 3680.00 490.00 2334.28 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Wages 292.97 2014-02-15 298.94 883.79 52.91 310.36 2014-03-31 JPY THO [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 326.17 2014-02-15 334.10 868.49 9.79 337.43 2014-03-31 JPY THO [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.90 2013-12-31 6.80 10.80 4.00 6.39 2014-01-31 Percent [+]
Unemployment Rate 3.60 2014-02-15 3.70 5.60 1.00 3.90 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Population 127.22 2013-12-31 127.52 128.06 83.20 127.10 2014-06-30 Million [+]
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Japan Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in February

Japan's jobless rate declined to the lowest in more than six years in February and the availability of jobs improved to the highest in more than six years.

The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.05 from 1.04 in January, matching the median estimate. That marked the highest since August 2007, when the ratio stood at 1.05.

The number of new job offers fell 2.9 percent in February from the previous month but was up 7.1 percent from a year ago.

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications | anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/27/2014 11:57:44 PM

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Japanese Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.7% in January
Japan's jobless rate held steady at the lowest level in six years in January and the number of employed persons increased 0.5% to 62.62 million. Published on 2014-02-27

Japan's Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.7% in December
Japan's jobless rate fell to a six-year low of 3.7 percent in December and the availability of jobs improved to a six-year high, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed. Published on 2014-01-30


Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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