The number of unemployed persons in Malaysia increased to 610.50 Thousand in March of 2020 from 525.20 Thousand in February of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in Malaysia averaged 435.54 Thousand from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 534.70 Thousand in December of 1988 and a record low of 210.50 Thousand in December of 1996. This page provides - Malaysia Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Unemployed Persons in Malaysia is expected to be 534.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Malaysia to stand at 511.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 511.00 Thousand in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
610.50 525.20 610.50 210.50 1985 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
Volume, NSA

Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.30 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 15232.40 15344.50 15344.50 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 610.50 525.20 610.50 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.60 68.70 68.90 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 204513.00 217432.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1200.00 1100.00 1200.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3340.00 3360.00 3998.00 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 32.60 32.40 32.60 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 3087.00 2879.00 3087.00 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 Unemployed Persons
In Malaysia, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.