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

The unemployment rate in Malta decreased to 3.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 4.2 percent in the same period of the previous year. It was the lowest jobless rate since at least the first quarter of 2001 as the number of unemployed persons fell by 667 to 7,891, while employed rose by 6,965 to 203,651. As a result, the employment rate increased to 69.3 percent from 66.2 percent in third quarter of 2016 and the activity rate went up to 72 percent from 69.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Malta averaged 6.37 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 3.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-28 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.2% 4.4%
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 3.7% 4%
2018-09-28 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.1%
2018-12-22 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4%


Malta Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 4.00 8.24 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 195524.00 194745.00 195524.00 128206.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 1954.00 2005.00 8830.00 1954.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.70 3.90 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.80 9.40 19.90 8.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.30 100.79 119.28 68.85 Index Points [+]
Wages 17911.26 17858.32 18063.85 10937.85 EUR/Year [+]
Minimum Wages 747.54 735.63 747.54 464.93 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 25.30 26.00 30.80 8.60 Thousand [+]
Productivity 119.40 122.90 122.90 76.70 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.90 56.50 56.90 48.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 175.20 170.90 175.20 132.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 1.80 1.40 2.00 -1.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 69.30 68.20 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 4.00 8.24 3.70 2001 - 2017 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18
Italy 11.00 Mar/18
Turkey 10.60 Feb/18
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.50 Mar/18
Canada 5.80 Apr/18
Australia 5.60 Apr/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 5.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Mar/18
Netherlands 3.90 Apr/18
United States 3.90 Apr/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.80 Apr/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18
Switzerland 2.70 Apr/18
Japan 2.50 Mar/18


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