Japan Unemployment Rate  1953-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Japan stood at 2.5 percent in March of 2018, the same as in the prior month and matching market estimates. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio edged up to 1.59 from 1.58 in the preceding month and in line with consensus. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.73 percent from 1953 until 2018, 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 Steady at 2.5% in March


The unemployment rate in Japan stood at 2.5 percent in March of 2018, the same as in the prior month and matching market estimates. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio edged up to 1.59 from 1.58 in the preceding month and in line with consensus.

Compared to the previous month, there were 1.73 million unemployed persons, 40 thousand more than in February. Employment increased by 480 thousand to 66.94 million, after an increase of 510 thousand in a month earlier. The labour force rose by 530 thousand to 68.67 million while those detached from the labour force dropped by 550 thousand to 42.29 million.

Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate fell  to 3.8 percent from 4.2 percent in February.

A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 2.8 percent.


Statistics Japan l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/26/2018 11:43:17 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-01 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.4% 2.8% 2.7% 2.8%
2018-03-29 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.4% 2.6% 2.6%
2018-04-26 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
2018-05-28 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.5%
2018-06-28 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.4%
2018-07-30 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.4%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.50 2.50 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 66940.00 66460.00 66940.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1730.00 1690.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 21859.00 21859.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7079.00 7308.00 7308.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.60 59.30 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.20 60.80 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.80 4.20 10.90 3.30 percent [+]
Productivity 101.00 106.50 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 987.38 962.16 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 378.97 356.98 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 321181.00 295817.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 351076.00 328615.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 1.00 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 848.00 823.00 848.00 713.00 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 Unemployment Rate

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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.50 2.50 5.50 1.00 1953 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18
Italy 11.00 Mar/18
Turkey 10.60 Feb/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.50 Mar/18
Canada 5.80 Apr/18
Australia 5.60 Apr/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.90 Apr/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Mar/18
Netherlands 3.90 Apr/18
United States 3.90 Apr/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.80 Apr/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18
Switzerland 2.70 Apr/18
Japan 2.50 Mar/18


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