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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Japan

Japan Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 2.6 % Oct/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.3 % Sep/22
Employed Persons 67360 Thousand Person | 67.36 Million Person Oct/22
Employment Rate  61.2 % Oct/22
Full Time Employment 22201 Thousand Person Sep/22
Part Time Employment 7147 Thousand Persons Sep/22
Unemployed Persons 1780 Thousand Persons | 1.78 Million Persons Oct/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Japan - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Japan?

  • Unemployment Rate in Japan remained unchanged at 2.6 % in October 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 Oct/22 29.11.2022
2.6 Sep/22 27.10.2022
2.5 Aug/22 30.09.2022
2.6 Jul/22 30.08.2022
2.6 Jun/22 28.07.2022
2.6 May/22 01.07.2022
2.5 Apr/22 31.05.2022
2.6 Mar/22 25.04.2022


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 increased to 4.3 % in September 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
4.3 Sep/22 28.10.2022
4.4 Jun/22 29.07.2022
3.8 May/22 01.07.2022
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


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 decreased to 67360 Thousand Person (67.36 Million Person) in October 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
67360 Oct/22 03.12.2022
67430 Sep/22 28.10.2022
67300 Aug/22 01.10.2022
67340 Jul/22 03.09.2022
67360 Jun/22 29.07.2022
67240 May/22 01.07.2022
67380 Apr/22 04.06.2022
67110 Mar/22 30.04.2022


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 decreased to 61.2 % in October 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
61.2 Oct/22 03.12.2022
61.3 Sep/22 29.10.2022
61.3 Aug/22 01.10.2022
61.3 Jul/22 03.09.2022
61.3 Jun/22 30.07.2022
61 May/22 02.07.2022
60.9 Apr/22 04.06.2022
60.5 Mar/22 30.04.2022


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 22201 Thousand Person in September 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
22201 Sep/22 12.11.2022
22220 Aug/22 08.10.2022
22296 Jul/22 10.09.2022
22358 Jun/22 06.08.2022
22406 May/22 09.07.2022
22431 Apr/22 11.06.2022
21963 Mar/22 14.05.2022
22087 Feb/22 09.04.2022


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 7147 Thousand Persons in September 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
7147 Sep/22 12.11.2022
7175 Aug/22 08.10.2022
7164 Jul/22 10.09.2022
7100 Jun/22 06.08.2022
6968 May/22 09.07.2022
6925 Apr/22 11.06.2022
6916 Mar/22 14.05.2022
7000 Feb/22 09.04.2022


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 1780 Thousand Persons (1.78 Million Persons) in October 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
1780 Oct/22 03.12.2022
1830 Sep/22 28.10.2022
1750 Aug/22 01.10.2022
1760 Jul/22 03.09.2022
1800 Jun/22 29.07.2022
1800 May/22 01.07.2022
1760 Apr/22 04.06.2022
1790 Mar/22 30.04.2022


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 2022 64 63
Wages Sep/22 2292.962 USD/Month 2286.347
Job Vacancies Oct/22 872 K 860
Labor Force Participation Rate Oct/22 62.8 % 63

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Nepal 2021 5.1 % 4.7
Palestine 3Q/22 25 % 24
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China 3Q/22 5.5 % 5.5
Georgia 2022 15.6 % 18.1
India 2022 8 % 7.8
Israel Oct/22 4.1 % 3.8
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South Korea Oct/22 2.8 % 2.8
Taiwan Oct/22 3.64 % 3.64
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Armenia 2Q/22 13 % 14.8
Hong Kong Oct/22 3.8 % 3.9
Indonesia 3Q/22 5.86 % 5.83
Japan Oct/22 2.6 % 2.6
Kazakhstan Sep/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2021 14.5 % 13.3
Macau Oct/22 3.9 % 4
Malaysia Sep/22 3.6 % 3.7
Philippines 3Q/22 5 % 5.3
Qatar 2Q/22 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 3Q/22 2 % 2.1
Sri Lanka 2Q/22 4.6 % 4.3
Thailand Sep/22 1.23 % 1.37
Oman 2021 3.1 % 2.9
Iran 2Q/22 9.2 % 9.4
Laos 2021 1.3 % 1
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
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Saudi Arabia 2Q/22 5.8 % 6
Bahrain 2021 6.6 % 4.9
North Korea 2021 2.6 % 2.9
United Arab Emirates 2021 3.9 % 6.7
Yemen 2021 13.6 % 13.42
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2021 14.2 % 13.74
Syria 2021 10.6 % 10.3
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.2
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2021 4.9 % 7.4
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