Macau Unemployment Rate  1996-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Macau stood at 1.8 percent in June-August of 2018, the same as in the previous period. It remained at its the lowest jobless rate since November 2017- January 2018 period, as total number of unemployed was unchanged at 7.1 thousand while employment went down by 500 to 385 thousand. Job gains were seen in gaming & junket activities while losses were observed in construction; hotels & similar activities; wholesale & retail trade, and restaurant & similar activities. The labor force participation rate was 71.1 percent. In June-August 2017 period, the jobless rate was higher at 2.0 percent. Unemployment Rate in Macau averaged 3.71 percent from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7.10 percent in June of 2000 and a record low of 1.70 percent in January of 2014.

Macau Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-27 03:10 AM Unemployment Rate 1.8% 1.8% 1.8%
2018-08-27 03:30 AM Unemployment Rate 1.8% 1.8% 1.8%
2018-09-28 02:55 AM Unemployment Rate 1.8% 1.8% 1.8%
2018-10-29 03:35 AM Unemployment Rate 1.8% 1.8%
2018-11-27 04:25 AM Unemployment Rate 1.8%
2018-12-28 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 1.8%


Macau Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 1.80 1.80 7.10 1.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 385.40 380.50 399.50 193.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6.90 7.50 15.00 6.00 Thousand [+]
Population 0.65 0.64 0.65 0.17 Million [+]
Wages 16000.00 16000.00 16000.00 4578.00 MOP/Monthly [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 9500.00 13000.00 14000.00 2656.00 MOP/Monthly [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.10 71.10 74.40 60.80 percent [+]


Macau Unemployment Rate

In Macau, 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 - Macao Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Macau Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.80 7.10 1.70 1996 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.10 Aug/18
Turkey 10.80 Jul/18
Italy 9.70 Aug/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 5.90 Sep/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.60 Aug/18
South Korea 4.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Aug/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
United States 3.70 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Aug/18
Germany 3.40 Aug/18
Japan 2.40 Aug/18
Switzerland 2.40 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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