Malta Unemployment Rate  2001-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Malta decreased to 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to 4.8 percent in the same quarter of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons went down by 1,279 to 8,485 while employed rose by 4,783 to 197,188. As a result, the employment rate increased to 67 percent (66 percent in Q2 2016) and the activity rate went up to 69.9 percent (69.3 percent in Q2 2016). Unemployment Rate in Malta averaged 6.44 percent from 2001 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 8.24 percent in the third quarter of 2003 and a record low of 4.10 percent in the second quarter of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-23 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4.8% 4.9%
2017-06-27 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4.2% 4.8%
2017-09-28 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.2% 4.4%
2017-12-22 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.2%


Malta Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 8.24 4.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 187334.00 186425.00 187334.00 128206.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 2489.00 2499.00 8830.00 2432.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.00 1.70 3.90 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 11.20 19.90 9.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.85 117.06 119.28 68.85 Index Points [+]
Wages 18063.85 18029.10 18063.85 10937.85 EUR/Year [+]
Minimum Wages 735.63 728.04 735.63 464.93 EUR/Month [+]
Population 0.44 0.43 0.44 0.30 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 61.00 [+]
Employment Change 1.00 1.30 2.00 -1.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.00 65.80 67.00 53.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 163.60 163.60 163.80 132.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 54.70 54.90 55.70 48.40 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 25.20 26.20 30.80 8.60 Thousand [+]
Productivity 110.50 105.70 122.20 76.70 Index Points [+]


Malta Unemployment Rate

In Malta, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Malta Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Malta Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.10 4.20 8.24 4.10 2001 - 2017 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 17.22 Jun/17
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France 9.50 Jun/17
Euro Area 9.10 Aug/17
Canada 6.20 Sep/17
Australia 5.50 Sep/17
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Russia 5.00 Sep/17
Netherlands 4.70 Sep/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Aug/17
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China 3.95 Jun/17
South Korea 3.70 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Aug/17
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Switzerland 3.00 Sep/17
Japan 2.80 Aug/17