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

The unemployment rate in Malaysia increased to 3.5 percent in September of 2016 from 3.3 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed persons rose by 4.5 percent or 22.3 thousand to 512.6 thousand. Employment went up by 0.7 percent or 97.9 thousand to 14249.6 thousand. The labour force increased 0.8 percent or by 120.2 thousand to 14762.2 thousand. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in September, similar to the previous month Unemployment Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.27 percent from 1998 until 2016, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-26 04:00 AM Jul 3.5% 3.4% 3.5%
2016-10-25 04:00 AM Aug 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
2016-11-10 04:00 AM Sep 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.5%
2016-12-23 04:00 AM Oct 3.5% 3.6%
2017-01-22 04:00 AM Nov
2017-02-17 04:00 AM Dec




Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14249.60 14306.90 14306.90 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 513.00 515.20 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.60 67.80 69.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 292060.00 111995.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1000.00 900.00 900.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3251.80 3191.20 3260.70 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 31.20 30.60 31.20 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 [+]



Malaysia Unemployment Rate Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.50 4.50 2.70 1998 - 2016 percent Monthly
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