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

The unemployment rate in Japan unexpectedly declined to 2.2 percent in May of 2018 from 2.5 percent in the previous month and below markets estimates of 2.5 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since October 1992. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio edged up to 1.60 from 1.59 in April, slightly above expectations of 1.59 and reaching the highest figure since January 1974. 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 Lowest Since 1992


The unemployment rate in Japan unexpectedly declined to 2.2 percent in May of 2018 from 2.5 percent in the previous month and below markets estimates of 2.5 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since October 1992. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio edged up to 1.60 from 1.59 in April, slightly above expectations of 1.59 and reaching the highest figure since January 1974.

Compared to the preceding month, there were 1.51 million unemployed persons in May, 210 thousand less than in April. Employment fell by 20 thousand to 66.73 million, after a decrease of 10 thousand in a month earlier. The labour force decreased by 41 thousand to 68.21 million while those detached from the labour force went up 35 thousand to 42.70 million.

Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate dropped markedly to 3.4 percent from 3.8 percent in April.

A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3.1 percent.


Statistics Japan l Rida | rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/28/2018 11:54:59 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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% 2.5% 2.5%
2018-06-28 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.2% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
2018-07-30 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.2% 2.2%
2018-08-30 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.2%
2018-09-27 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.2%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.50 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 66730.00 66930.00 66940.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1510.00 1720.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22309.00 22353.00 22353.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7252.00 7135.00 7308.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.30 60.10 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.70 61.70 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.80 10.90 3.30 percent [+]
Productivity 96.70 114.70 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 963.53 991.51 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 378.97 356.98 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 309902.00 309633.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 329384.00 339328.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 0.60 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 2.50 5.50 1.00 1953 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 May/18
United Kingdom 4.20 May/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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