Labor Force Participation Rate in Malaysia was unchanged at 68.50 percent in October, the same as in September of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Malaysia averaged 66.53 percent from 2010 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 68.60 percent in July of 2018 and a record low of 62.30 percent in November of 2010.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Malaysia is expected to be 68.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Malaysia to stand at 69.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 70.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.30 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14937.10 14926.50 14937.10 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 512.90 516.40 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.50 68.50 68.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 246628.00 303821.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3633.00 3606.00 3633.00 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 32.05 31.70 32.05 8.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Wages 2880.00 2657.00 2880.00 1814.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1970.00 2030.00 2030.00 1900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1150.00 1170.00 1200.00 1080.00 MYR/Month [+]


Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
68.50 68.50 68.60 62.30 2010 - 2018 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/18
France 72.30 Sep/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Jun/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Italy 65.80 Oct/18
Australia 65.60 Oct/18
Canada 65.40 Nov/18
Netherlands 64.20 Jun/18
South Korea 63.40 Nov/18
United States 62.90 Nov/18
Russia 62.80 Oct/18
Japan 62.00 Oct/18
Brazil 61.70 Sep/18
Germany 60.90 Jun/18
Mexico 59.50 Sep/18
South Africa 59.50 Sep/18
Spain 58.73 Sep/18
Euro Area 57.20 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 56.20 Jun/18
Turkey 53.50 Aug/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.40 Jun/18


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