Malta Unemployment Rate  2001-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Malta decreased to 4.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 5.2 percent in the same quarter of the previous year. It was the lowest jobless rate since the series started in 2003, as the number of unemployed persons decreased by 1763 to 8,522 while employed rose by 5,910 to 192,807. The employment rate increased to 66.1 percent (63.9 percent in Q4 of 2015) and the activity rate went up to 69.1 percent (67.5 percent in Q4 of 2015). Unemployment Rate in Malta averaged 6.51 percent from 2001 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 8.24 percent in the third quarter of 2003 and a record low of 4.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-28 09:00 AM Q2 4.9% 4.9% 4.8%
2016-12-23 10:00 AM Q3 4.8% 4.9% 4.6%
2017-03-23 10:00 AM Q4 4.2% 4.8% 4.9%
2017-06-27 09:00 AM Q1 4.2% 5.1%
2017-09-28 09:00 AM Q2 4.8%
2017-12-22 10:00 AM Q3 5%




Malta Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.80 8.24 4.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 182052.00 181605.00 182052.00 128206.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 2889.00 2912.00 8830.00 2889.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.90 1.80 3.90 1.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 13.00 19.90 9.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.19 101.73 119.04 68.85 Index Points [+]
Wages 17666.35 17239.43 17666.35 10937.85 EUR/Year [+]
Minimum Wages 735.63 728.04 735.63 464.93 EUR/Month [+]
Population 0.43 0.43 0.43 0.30 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 61.00 [+]
Full Time Employment 163.80 161.30 163.80 132.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.50 2.10 2.10 -2.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 66.50 65.70 66.50 53.00 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 55.70 55.10 55.70 48.40 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 27.10 27.00 30.80 8.60 Thousand [+]
Productivity 118.80 122.20 122.20 76.70 Index Points [+]



Malta Unemployment Rate Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 4.80 8.24 4.20 2001 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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