The number of unemployed persons in Malaysia decreased to 519.80 Thousand in May of 2019 from 523.30 Thousand in April of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Malaysia averaged 430.02 Thousand from 1985 until 2019, 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.

Unemployed Persons in Malaysia is expected to be 509.10 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 500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 511.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.40 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 15122.50 15089.80 15122.50 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 519.80 523.30 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.50 68.50 68.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 281159.00 275496.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1100.00 1000.00 1100.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3733.00 3706.00 3863.00 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 32.40 32.05 32.40 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 Unemployed Persons

In Malaysia, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Malaysia Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
519.80 523.30 534.70 210.50 1985 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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