Malaysia Unemployment Rate  1998-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Malaysia stood at 3.4 percent in June of 2017, the same as in the same month a year earlier. The number of unemployed persons increased by 1.2 percent from a year earlier to 507,700 and the number of employed persons went up by 2.1 percent to 14,519,900. The labour force rose 2.1 percent to 14,519,900 persons. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate came in at 3.4 percent, unchanged from the prior month. Unemployment Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.28 percent from 1998 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 4.50 percent in March of 1999 and a record low of 2.70 percent in August of 2012.

Malaysia Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-06-16 04:00 AM Apr 3.4% 3.4% 3.5%
2017-07-18 04:00 AM May 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2017-08-14 04:00 AM Jun 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2017-09-18 04:00 AM Jul 3.4% 3.5%
2017-10-17 04:00 AM Aug 3.5%
2017-11-13 04:00 AM Sep 3.6%


Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.40 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14519.90 14454.40 14519.90 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 507.70 507.50 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.80 67.80 69.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 315358.00 311524.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3472.30 3452.50 3472.30 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 31.70 31.20 31.70 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 2463.00 2312.00 2463.00 1814.00 MYR/Monthly [+]


Malaysia Unemployment Rate Notes

In Malaysia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Malaysia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.40 4.50 2.70 1998 - 2017 percent Monthly
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