Malaysia Unemployment Rate  1998-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Malaysia came in at 3.2 percent in November of 2015, slightly up from 3.1 percent in the preceding month and above market expectations of 3.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons reached 453.3 thousand, up from 450.8 thousand in October. There were 13.899 million people employed in November, as compared to 13.903 million in a month earlier. Labour force participation rate was at 67.7 percent, down from 67.9 in October. Unemployment Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.25 percent from 1998 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 4.50 percent in March of 1999 and a record low of 2.70 percent in August of 2012. Unemployment Rate in Malaysia is reported by the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

Malaysia Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 3.10 4.50 2.70 1998 - 2015 percent Monthly
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In Malaysia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Malaysia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-25 04:00 AM Sep 3.2% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2015-12-23 04:00 AM Oct 3.1% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2016-01-22 04:00 AM Nov 3.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
2016-02-17 04:00 AM Dec 3.2% 3.1%
2016-03-25 04:00 AM Jan 3.2%
2016-04-25 04:00 AM Feb 3.1%

Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.10 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 13899.00 13904.00 13904.00 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 453.00 451.00 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.70 67.90 69.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 305241.00 347690.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1000.00 900.00 900.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3047.20 3055.40 3055.40 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 30.40 29.95 30.40 8.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Wages 2231.00 2052.00 2231.00 1814.00 MYR/Monthly [+]




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