Labor Force Participation Rate in Japan decreased to 61.90 percent in November from 62 percent in October of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Japan averaged 63.80 percent from 1953 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 74 percent in June of 1955 and a record low of 58.50 percent in December of 2012.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Japan is expected to be 60.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Japan to stand at 62.06 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 62.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.40 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 67130.00 66880.00 67130.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1730.00 1680.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7202.00 7400.00 7400.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22300.00 22074.00 22384.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.40 60.60 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.90 62.00 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.40 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 104.90 102.10 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 972.37 978.21 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 321210.00 304414.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 366945.00 334906.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.00 1.50 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 874.00 848.00 874.00 663.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.71 126.93 128.06 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]


Japan Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
61.90 62.00 74.00 58.50 1953 - 2018 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.00 Oct/18
France 72.30 Sep/18
Netherlands 71.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Jun/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Australia 65.70 Nov/18
Italy 65.70 Nov/18
Canada 65.40 Dec/18
United States 63.10 Dec/18
Russia 62.90 Nov/18
South Korea 62.20 Dec/18
Japan 61.90 Nov/18
Brazil 61.80 Nov/18
Germany 60.90 Jun/18
Mexico 59.50 Sep/18
South Africa 59.50 Sep/18
Spain 58.73 Sep/18
Euro Area 57.20 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 56.20 Jun/18
Turkey 53.60 Oct/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.70 Sep/18


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