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

The unemployment rate in Malaysia came in at 3.4 percent in August of 2018, unchanged from the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of unemployed went up 1.6 percent from a year earlier to 525 thousand, and employment increased 2.6 percent to 14.89 million. Also, the labor force rose 2.6 percent to 15.42 million. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate also stood at 3.4 percent, the same as in July. 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
2018-08-10 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.3% 3.3%
2018-09-14 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2018-10-15 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2018-11-09 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.5%
2018-12-14 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.5%
2019-01-15 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3%


Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.40 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14896.50 14882.40 14896.50 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 525.00 518.60 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.60 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 3604.00 3602.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.40 4.50 2.70 1998 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Canada 5.90 Sep/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.60 Aug/18
South Korea 4.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
United States 3.70 Sep/18
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Mexico 3.50 Aug/18
Germany 3.40 Aug/18
Japan 2.40 Aug/18
Switzerland 2.40 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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