Malta Unemployment Rate  2001-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Malta went down to 4.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to an upwardly revised 4.6 percent in the same period of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons rose by 86 to 9,966 and employed increased by 11,690 to 217,259. By genders, the jobless rate decreased for women (4.3 percent from 5.3 percent in Q1 2017) while it rose for men (4.5 percent from 4.1 percent). Also, 74.3 percent of unemployed people stated that they had been seeking work for less than 12 months. Meanwhile, the activity rate went up to 71.2 percent from 68.9 percent, with the highest rate being recorded among people aged 25-54 (82.4 percent). Thus, the employment rate went up to 68.1 percent from 65.7 percent. Unemployment Rate in Malta averaged 6.34 percent from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8.24 percent in the third quarter of 2003 and a record low of 3.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-22 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.0% 4.1% 4.2%
2018-03-26 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.7% 4.0% 3.8%
2018-06-28 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4% 3.7% 4%
2018-09-27 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.4% 4.1%
2018-12-21 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4%


Malta Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 3.70 8.24 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 199987.00 198661.00 199987.00 128206.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 1778.00 1791.00 8830.00 1778.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.50 3.90 1.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.50 4.80 19.90 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 119.81 108.30 119.81 68.85 Index Points [+]
Wages 18643.44 17911.26 18643.44 10937.85 EUR/Year [+]
Minimum Wages 747.54 735.63 747.54 464.93 EUR/Month [+]
Population 0.48 0.46 0.48 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 28.00 29.40 30.80 8.60 Thousand [+]
Productivity 111.70 119.40 122.90 76.70 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.90 57.70 57.70 48.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 185.60 185.90 185.90 132.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 1.30 1.30 2.00 -1.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 68.10 69.30 69.30 53.00 percent [+]


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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 3.70 8.24 3.70 2001 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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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