Malta Unemployment Rate  2001-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Malta was recorded at 5.2 percent in the three months to December of 2015, down from 5.7 percent a year earlier. It is the lowest figure on record as employment grew 2.97 percent to 186897 people and the number of unemployed fell 5.3 percent to 10285. The labour force went up 2.5 percent, bringing the activity rate up to 67.5 percent from 65.7 percent. In the previous quarter, unemployment was recorded at 5.3 percent. Unemployment Rate in Malta averaged 6.64 percent from 2001 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 8.24 percent in the third quarter of 2003 and a record low of 5.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Malta is reported by the National Statistics Office, Malta.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.20 5.30 8.24 5.20 2001 - 2015 percent Quarterly
In Malta, 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 - Malta Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malta Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-09-22 10:30 AM Q2 5.4% 5.7% 6.1%
2015-12-29 10:00 AM Q3 5.3% 5.4% 5.5%
2016-03-23 10:00 AM Q4 5.2% 5.3% 5.4%
2016-06-27 09:00 AM Q1 5.2% 5.2%
2016-09-22 09:30 AM Q2 5.3%
2016-12-23 10:00 AM Q3 5.1%

Malta Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.30 8.24 5.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 173621.00 172876.00 173621.00 128206.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 3751.00 4033.00 8830.00 3751.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.90 2.30 3.90 1.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.80 10.80 19.90 9.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 106.75 100.38 119.43 68.84 Index Points [+]
Wages 16882.38 16634.06 16882.38 10937.85 EUR/Year [+]
Minimum Wages 728.04 720.46 728.04 464.93 EUR/Month [+]
Population 0.43 0.43 0.43 0.30 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 60.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 61.00 62.00 61.00 [+]
Employment Change 1.70 1.30 2.10 -2.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.90 65.20 65.20 53.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 156.70 157.70 157.70 132.80 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25.60 28.20 30.80 8.60 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 54.50 55.40 55.40 48.40 percent [+]
Productivity 114.20 118.50 118.50 76.90 Index Points [+]




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