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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Japan

Japan Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 2.6 % Mar/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.8 % Feb/22
Employed Persons 67110 Thousand Person | 67.11 Million Person Mar/22
Employment Rate  60.5 % Mar/22
Full Time Employment 21963 Thousand Person Mar/22
Part Time Employment 6916 Thousand Persons Mar/22
Unemployed Persons 1790 Thousand Persons | 1.79 Million Persons Mar/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Japan - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Japan?

  • Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 2.6 % in March 2022. The maximum rate was 5.5 % and minimum was 1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Internal Affairs A Coaamuncations.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.6 Mar/22 25.04.2022
2.7 Feb/22 29.03.2022
2.8 Jan/22 04.03.2022
2.7 Dec/21 01.02.2022
2.8 Nov/21 18.01.2022
2.8 Aug/21 01.10.2021
2.8 Jul/21 31.08.2021
2.9 Jun/21 29.07.2021


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Unemployment Rate in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Haruhiko Kuroda 20.03.2013 - 4.1000 2.5000 4.1000 2.4000 -39.02%
Masaaki Shirakawa 09.04.2008 - 20.03.2013 3.9000 4.3000 5.5000 3.8000 10.26%
Toshihiko Fukui 20.03.2003 - 19.03.2008 5.4000 4.0000 5.5000 3.6000 -25.93%
Masaru Hayami 20.03.1998 - 20.03.2003 3.8000 5.2000 5.5000 3.8000 36.84%
Yasuo Matsushita 17.12.1994 - 20.03.1998 2.9000 3.6000 3.6000 2.9000 24.14%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Japan - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Japan?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3.8 % in February 2022. The maximum rate was 10.8 % and minimum was 1.6 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.8 Feb/22 29.03.2022
4.2 Sep/21 18.01.2022
4.2 Aug/21 01.10.2021
4.2 Jul/21 31.08.2021
4.5 Jun/21 30.07.2021
4.3 May/21 29.06.2021
4.3 Apr/21 28.05.2021
4.8 Mar/21 30.04.2021


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Haruhiko Kuroda 20.03.2013 - 6.7000 3.8000 7.9000 3.3000 -43.28%
Masaaki Shirakawa 09.04.2008 - 20.03.2013 7.0000 6.7000 10.9000 6.7000 -4.29%
Toshihiko Fukui 20.03.2003 - 19.03.2008 10.8000 7.1000 10.8000 6.7000 -34.26%
Masaru Hayami 20.03.1998 - 20.03.2003 7.4000 10.1000 10.8000 7.4000 36.49%
Yasuo Matsushita 17.12.1994 - 20.03.1998 5.2000 7.1000 7.3000 5.2000 36.54%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Japan - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Japan?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Japan increased to 67110 Thousand Person (67.11 Million Person) in March 2022. The maximum rate was 67570 Thousand Person and minimum was 38370 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics Bureau.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
67110 Mar/22 30.04.2022
66930 Feb/22 29.03.2022
66930 Jan/22 05.03.2022
66730 Dec/21 05.02.2022
66760 Aug/21 01.10.2021
67080 Jul/21 31.08.2021
66660 Jun/21 30.07.2021
66450 May/21 29.06.2021


Historical Chart by governors (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Japan - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Japan?

  • Employment Rate in Japan increased to 60.5 % in March 2022. The maximum rate was 65.4 % and minimum was 55.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Internal Affairs A Communications.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
60.5 Mar/22 30.04.2022
60.2 Feb/22 02.04.2022
60.1 Jan/22 05.03.2022
60.4 Dec/21 05.02.2022
60.3 Nov/21 18.01.2022
60.6 Aug/21 02.10.2021
60.8 Jul/21 04.09.2021
60.6 Jun/21 31.07.2021


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Employment Rate  in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Japan - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Japan?

  • Full Time Employment in Japan decreased to 21963 Thousand Person in March 2022. The maximum rate was 22448 Thousand Person and minimum was 19397 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
21963 Mar/22 14.05.2022
22087 Feb/22 09.04.2022
21966 Jan/22 12.03.2022
21982 Dec/21 12.02.2022
21987 Nov/21 18.01.2022
22182 Aug/21 09.10.2021
22278 Jul/21 11.09.2021
22338 Jun/21 07.08.2021


Historical Chart by governors (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Japan - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Japan?

  • Part Time Employment in Japan decreased to 6916 Thousand Persons in March 2022. The maximum rate was 7613 Thousand Persons and minimum was 1988 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
6916 Mar/22 14.05.2022
7000 Feb/22 09.04.2022
7367 Jan/22 12.03.2022
7473 Dec/21 12.02.2022
7487 Nov/21 18.01.2022
7372 Aug/21 09.10.2021
7379 Jul/21 11.09.2021
7310 Jun/21 07.08.2021


Historical Chart by governors (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Japan - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Japan?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Japan decreased to 1790 Thousand Persons (1.79 Million Persons) in March 2022. The maximum rate was 3680 Thousand Persons and minimum was 490 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics Bureau.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1790 Mar/22 30.04.2022
1880 Feb/22 29.03.2022
1910 Jan/22 05.03.2022
1860 Dec/21 05.02.2022
1920 Nov/21 18.01.2022
1910 Aug/21 01.10.2021
1900 Jul/21 31.08.2021
2020 Jun/21 30.07.2021


Historical Chart by governors (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Japan

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 65 63
Wages Mar/22 2579.751 USD/Month 2401.44
Job Vacancies Mar/22 855 K 819
Labor Force Participation Rate Mar/22 62.1 % 61.8

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