Japan Unemployment Rate  1953-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Japan fell to 2.8 percent in June of 2017, down from 3.1 percent in the previous month. The figure came in below market consensus of 3 percent back to its 23-year low reached in the months February to April this year. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.51, up from 1.49 in the previous period and beating expectations of 1.50 to mark the highest level since February 1974. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.73 percent from 1953 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.50 percent in June of 2002 and a record low of 1 percent in November of 1968.

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Japan Jobless Rate Retreats To 2.8% In June


The unemployment rate in Japan fell to 2.8 percent in June of 2017, down from 3.1 percent in the previous month. The figure came in below market consensus of 3 percent back to its 23-year low reached in the months February to April this year. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.51, up from 1.49 in the previous period and beating expectations of 1.50 to mark the highest level since February 1974.

Compared to the previous month, there were 1.89 million unemployed persons, 160 thousand less than in May. Employment increased by 120 thousand to 65.31 million, after falling by 30 thousand in May. The labour force declined by 40 thousand to 67.21 million while those detached from the labour force went down by 40 thousand to 43.73 million.

Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate dropped to 4.6 percent from 5.2 percent in May.

A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3.1 percent.

Statsitics Japan | Charles | charles@tradingeconomics.com
7/28/2017 5:18:44 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-29 11:30 PM Apr 2.8% 2.8% 2.8% 2.8%
2017-06-29 11:30 PM May 3.1% 2.8% 2.8% 2.8%
2017-07-27 11:30 PM Jun 2.8% 3.1% 3% 3%
2017-08-28 11:30 PM Jul 2.8% 2.8%
2017-09-28 11:30 PM Aug 2.8%
2017-10-30 11:30 PM Sep 2.8%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.80 3.10 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 65310.00 65190.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1890.00 2050.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7133.00 6996.00 7159.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 21263.00 21321.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.30 58.90 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.00 60.80 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.70 1.90 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 101.40 93.80 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 961.54 939.39 971.38 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 362.56 351.59 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 526.04 303.31 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 557.72 327.48 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.40 0.60 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 823.00 798.00 823.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.86 126.82 127.80 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 Unemployment Rate Notes

In Japan, 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 - Japan Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.80 3.10 5.50 1.00 1953 - 2017 percent Monthly



unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 17.22 Jun/17
Brazil 13.00 Jun/17
Italy 11.10 Jun/17
Turkey 10.20 May/17
France 9.50 Jun/17
Euro Area 9.10 Jun/17
Canada 6.30 Jul/17
Australia 5.60 Jul/17
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Russia 5.10 Jul/17
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United States 4.30 Jul/17
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Germany 3.80 Jun/17
South Korea 3.60 Jul/17
Mexico 3.30 Jun/17
Switzerland 3.00 Jul/17
Japan 2.80 Jun/17