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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Japan

Japan Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 2.9 % Feb/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 4.9 % Feb/21
Employed Persons 66970 Thousand Person | 66.97 Million Person Feb/21
Employment Rate  60.1 % Feb/21
Full Time Employment 22038 Thousand Person Feb/21
Part Time Employment 7426 Thousand Persons Feb/21
Unemployed Persons 2030 Thousand Persons | 2.03 Million Persons Feb/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Japan - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Japan?

  • Unemployment Rate in Japan remained unchanged at 2.9 % in February 2021. 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
2.9 Feb/21 30.03.2021
2.9 Jan/21 02.03.2021
2.9 Dec/20 29.01.2021
2.9 Nov/20 25.12.2020
3.1 Oct/20 01.12.2020
3 Sep/20 30.10.2020
3 Aug/20 02.10.2020
2.9 Jul/20 01.09.2020


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 4.9 % in February 2021. 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
4.9 Feb/21 30.03.2021
5.8 Jan/21 02.03.2021
5.1 Dec/20 21.02.2021
4.8 Nov/20 25.12.2020
4.7 Aug/20 15.10.2020
4 Jun/20 31.07.2020
5.1 May/20 29.07.2020
3.8 Mar/20 28.04.2020


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 66970 Thousand Person (66.97 Million Person) in February 2021. 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
66970 Feb/21 30.03.2021
66940 Jan/21 02.03.2021
67010 Nov/21 25.12.2020
66580 Oct/20 05.12.2020
66550 Sep/20 31.10.2020
66590 Aug/20 03.10.2020
66480 Jul/20 05.09.2020
66370 Jun/20 31.07.2020


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 60.1 % in February 2021. 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
60.1 Feb/21 30.03.2021
60 Jan/21 02.03.2021
60.3 Dec/20 30.01.2021
60.6 Nov/20 26.12.2020
60.4 Oct/20 05.12.2020
60.3 Sep/20 31.10.2020
60.3 Aug/20 03.10.2020
60 Jul/20 05.09.2020


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 22038 Thousand Person in February 2021. 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
22038 Feb/21 10.04.2021
21979 Jan/21 13.03.2021
22088 Dec/20 13.02.2021
22022 Nov/20 09.01.2021
22150 Oct/20 12.12.2020
22179 Sep/20 07.11.2020
22275 Aug/20 10.10.2020
22293 Jul/20 12.09.2020


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 7426 Thousand Persons in February 2021. 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
7426 Feb/21 10.04.2021
7482 Jan/21 13.03.2021
7514 Dec/20 13.02.2021
7598 Nov/20 09.01.2021
7418 Oct/20 12.12.2020
7378 Sep/20 07.11.2020
7378 Aug/20 10.10.2020
7367 Jul/20 12.09.2020


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 remained unchanged at 2030 Thousand Persons (2.03 Million Persons) in February 2021. 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
2030 Feb/21 30.03.2021
2030 Jan/21 02.03.2021
2040 Dec/20 30.01.2021
1980 Nov/20 25.12.2020
2140 Oct/20 05.12.2020
2060 Sep/20 31.10.2020
2050 Aug/20 03.10.2020
1960 Jul/20 05.09.2020


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 Feb/21 2758.062 USD/Month 2815.912
Job Vacancies Feb/21 716 K 737
Labor Force Participation Rate Feb/21 61.9 % 61.8

Unemployment Rate in other countries

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Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/20 24.7 % 23.9
Kyrgyzstan Dec/20 3 % 3
Mongolia 4Q/20 7.6 % 7.3
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 4Q/20 23.4 % 28.5
Tajikistan Nov/19 2.1 % 2.1
Cambodia 2019 2.4 % 0.1
China 1Q/21 5.3 % 5.5
Georgia 2020 18.5 % 17.6
India 2021 6.5 % 6.9
Israel Feb/21 5.1 % 4.6
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Mar/21 3.9 % 4
Taiwan Feb/21 3.73 % 3.75
Vietnam 4Q/20 2.37 % 2.5
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/20 16 % 18.1
Hong Kong Feb/21 7.2 % 7
Indonesia 3Q/20 7.07 % 4.99
Japan Feb/21 2.9 % 2.9
Kazakhstan Dec/20 4.9 % 5
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Feb/21 2.9 % 2.7
Malaysia Feb/21 4.8 % 4.9
Philippines 1Q/21 8.7 % 8.7
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 4Q/20 3.3 % 3.6
Sri Lanka 3Q/20 5.8 % 5.4
Thailand Dec/20 1.5 % 2
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.8
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2019 4.8 % 5.2
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/20 7.4 % 8.5
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2019 3.3 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2019 3.9 % 3.8
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2019 2.7 % 3.4
Brunei 2019 9.1 % 8.9
Mauritius 4Q/20 10.4 % 10.6