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

Unemployment rate in Malaysia rose to 3.5 percent in July of 2016 from 3.4 percent in June. It was the highest jobless rate since April as there were 516.2 thousand people unemployed, higher than 501.8 thousand people in a month earlier. The number of employed persons were 14,212.8 thousand, down from 14,218.4 thousand persons in June. Total labour force rose to 14,729.0 thousand from 14,720.1 thousand in the prior month. Unemployment Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.26 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. Unemployment Rate in Malaysia is reported by the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.40 4.50 2.70 1998 - 2016 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-25 04:00 AM May 3.4% 3.6% 3.7%
2016-08-11 04:00 AM Jun 3.4% 3.4% 3.6%
2016-09-26 04:00 AM Jul 3.5% 3.4% 3.5%
2016-10-25 04:00 AM Aug 3.5% 3.5%
2016-11-10 04:00 AM Sep 3.5%
2016-12-23 04:00 AM Oct 3.6%

Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.40 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14212.80 14218.40 14218.40 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 516.20 501.80 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.80 67.70 69.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 111995.00 156753.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3162.70 3181.60 3260.70 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 1000.00 900.00 900.00 900.00 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 [+]




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