Macau Unemployment Rate  1996-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Macau was steady at 1.9 percent in the three months to August of 2016, unchanged for a year. There were 7400 unemployed persons, the same as in the previous period with 20.5 percent being fresh labour force entrants searching for their first job. Employment rose by 600 to 392,600 with employment in hotels, restaurants and similar activities increasing by 700 to 57,200. The labour force went up by 600 to 400 thousand persons, bringing the participation rate up by 0.2 percent to 72.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Macau averaged 3.88 percent from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 7.10 percent in June of 2000 and a record low of 1.70 percent in January of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Macau is reported by the Statistics and Census Service, Government of Macao SAR.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.90 1.90 7.10 1.70 1996 - 2016 percent Monthly
In Macau, 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 - Macao Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Macau Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-27 07:00 AM Jun 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%
2016-08-26 09:30 AM Jul 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%
2016-09-27 07:00 AM Aug 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%

Macau Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 1.90 1.90 7.10 1.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 390.40 389.00 399.50 193.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7.40 7.70 15.00 6.00 Thousand [+]
Population 0.64 0.63 0.64 0.17 Million [+]




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