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

The unemployment rate in Japan remained at it's 23-year low of 2.8 percent in July of 2017, unchanged from the previous month and consistent with the market consensus. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.52, up from 1.51 in the previous period and in-line with expectations 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 Steady at 2.8% In July


The unemployment rate in Japan remained at it's 23-year low of 2.8 percent in July of 2017, unchanged from the previous month and consistent with the market consensus. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.52, up from 1.51 in the previous period and in-line with expectations to mark the highest level since February 1974.

Compared to the previous month, there were 1.9 million unemployed persons, 10 thousand more than in June. Employment increased by 140 thousand to 65.45 million, after rising by 120 thousand in June. The labour force increased by 150 thousand to 67.36 million while those detached from the labour force went down by 60 thousand to 43.67 million.

 Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate rose to 4.9 percent from 4.6 percent in June.

 A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3 percent.

Charles | charles@tradingeconomics.com
8/28/2017 11:51:57 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-29 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 3.1% 2.8% 2.8% 2.8%
2017-07-27 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.8% 3.1% 3% 3%
2017-08-28 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.8% 2.8% 2.8%
2017-09-28 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.9%
2017-10-30 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.8%
2017-11-30 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.8%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.80 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 65450.00 65310.00 65840.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1900.00 1890.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7141.00 7133.00 7159.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 21289.00 21263.00 21911.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.10 59.30 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.80 61.00 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.70 1.90 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.60 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Productivity 101.90 101.40 119.10 67.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 949.11 961.54 971.38 266.29 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 394.78 362.56 527.80 98.44 Thousand [+]
Wages 427.87 526.04 883.79 52.91 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 593.71 557.72 868.49 9.79 JPY Thousand/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.30 0.40 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

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 September of 2017.

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




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