Malaysia Unemployment Rate  1998-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Malaysia stood at 3.4 percent in June of 2018, the same as in the corresponding month of the previous month. The number of unemployed increased by 1.6 percent from a year earlier to 515.8 thousand, and employment went up by 2.4 percent to 14.86 million. Meanwhile, the labor force rose 2.3 percent to 15.38 million. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate also inched up to 3.4 percent from 3.3 percent in May. Unemployment Rate in Malaysia averaged 3.29 percent from 1998 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-12 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.3% 3.4%
2018-07-16 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
2018-08-10 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.3% 3.3%
2018-09-14 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.4%
2018-10-15 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4%
2018-11-09 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.5%


Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.30 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14863.20 14852.60 14863.20 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 515.80 504.80 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.50 68.40 69.60 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 3562.00 3577.00 3617.00 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 [+]


Malaysia Unemployment Rate

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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.30 4.50 2.70 1998 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.40 Jun/18
Italy 10.90 Jun/18
Turkey 9.70 May/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.30 Jun/18
Canada 5.80 Jul/18
Australia 5.30 Jul/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 Jul/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jun/18
United States 3.90 Jul/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.80 Jul/18
South Korea 3.80 Jul/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Jun/18
Mexico 3.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.40 Jun/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jul/18


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