Malaysia Unemployment Rate 1998-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Malaysia increased to 3.20 percent in February of 2015 from 3 percent in January of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.26 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.

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Malaysia Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 3.00 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. Content for - Malaysia Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-25 05:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
3.0% 2.7% 2.8% 2.6%
2015-03-25 05:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
3.0% 3.0% 3.1%
2015-04-24 05:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
3.2% 3.0% 3.0%
2015-05-25 05:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
3.2% 2.8%
2015-06-25 05:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
2.7%
2015-07-24 05:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  May
2.7%


Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.00 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 13602.00 13748.00 13803.00 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 442.00 432.00 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 250976.00 223128.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.20 67.90 69.60 62.30 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 2886.00 2886.00 2985.00 2391.00 MYR [+]
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 [+]
Minimum Wages 900.00 900.00 900.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.05 Feb/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]