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

The unemployment rate in Malaysia declined to 3.3 percent in February of 2018 from 3.5 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed dropped by 1.2 percent to 508.5 thousand, while employment went up by 2.2 percent to 14.72 million and the labor force rose 2.1 percent to 15.23 million. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the jobless rate edged down to 3.2 percent from 3.3 percent in the prior month. 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
2018-02-09 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.4% 3.3%
2018-03-15 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.3% 3.3%
2018-04-16 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.4% 3.4%
2018-05-10 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.4%
2018-06-12 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4%
2018-07-16 04:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4%


Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.40 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14721.50 14670.50 14721.50 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 508.50 516.50 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 68.20 69.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 401835.00 444659.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3527.00 3494.00 3568.00 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 2463.00 2312.00 2463.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.40 4.50 2.70 1998 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18
Italy 11.00 Mar/18
Turkey 10.80 Jan/18
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.50 Mar/18
Canada 5.80 Mar/18
Australia 5.50 Mar/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Feb/18
South Korea 4.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 3.90 Mar/18
United States 3.90 Apr/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18
Switzerland 2.90 Mar/18
Japan 2.50 Mar/18


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