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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Malaysia

Malaysia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 4.1 % Mar/22
Employed Persons 15770 Thousand Person | 15.77 Million Person Mar/22
Unemployed Persons 669 Thousand Persons | 0.669 Million Persons Mar/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Malaysia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Malaysia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Malaysia remained unchanged at 4.1 % in March 2022. The maximum rate was 5.3 % and minimum was 2.7 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
4.1 Mar/22 10.05.2022
4.1 Feb/22 08.04.2022
4.2 Jan/22 09.03.2022
4.2 Dec/21 08.02.2022
4.3 Nov/21 18.01.2022
4.6 Aug/21 08.10.2021
4.8 Jul/21 09.09.2021
4.8 Jun/21 09.08.2021


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in Malaysia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Mahathir Mohamad 10.05.2018 - 3.3000 3.3000 3.3000 3.3000 0.00%
Najib Razak 03.04.2009 - 10.05.2018 3.8000 3.3000 3.8000 2.7000 -13.16%
Abdullah Badawi 31.10.2003 - 03.04.2009 3.2000 4.0000 4.1000 3.0000 25.00%
Mahathir Mohamad 16.07.1981 - 31.10.2003 2.9000 3.4000 4.5000 2.9000 17.24%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Malaysia - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Malaysia?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Malaysia increased to 15770 Thousand Person (15.77 Million Person) in March 2022. The maximum rate was 15370 Thousand Person and minimum was 5625 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
15770 Mar/22 10.05.2022
15731 Feb/22 08.04.2022
15690 Jan/22 09.03.2022
15650 Dec/21 08.02.2022
15610 Nov/21 18.01.2022
15610 Nov/22 18.01.2022
15380 Aug/21 08.10.2021
1529 Jul/21 09.09.2021


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Malaysia by prime ministers

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


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Malaysia - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Malaysia?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Malaysia decreased to 669 Thousand Persons (0.669 Million Persons) in March 2022. The maximum rate was 826 Thousand Persons and minimum was 210 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
669 Mar/22 10.05.2022
672 Feb/22 08.04.2022
680 Jan/22 09.03.2022
688 Dec/21 08.02.2022
694 Nov/21 18.01.2022
694 Nov/22 18.01.2022
749 Aug/21 08.10.2021
778 Jul/21 09.09.2021


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Malaysia by prime ministers

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

Other labor indicators in Malaysia

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 60 60
Wages 2020 669.635 USD/Month 736.073
Job Vacancies 1Q/22 1333.677 K 748.907
Labor Force Participation Rate Mar/22 69.2 % 69.1
Living Wage Individual 2018 268.356 USD/Month 273.023

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/21 23.3 % 23.2
Kyrgyzstan Mar/22 3 % 2.9
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 1Q/22 25 % 24
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2020 0.31 % 2.4
China 1Q/22 6.1 % 5.8
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 7.8 % 7.6
Israel Apr/22 3.5 % 3.8
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Apr/22 2.7 % 2.7
Taiwan Apr/22 3.68 % 3.7
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/21 14.5 % 15
Hong Kong Apr/22 5.4 % 5
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Mar/22 2.6 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Mar/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Apr/22 3.5 % 3.5
Malaysia Mar/22 4.1 % 4.1
Philippines 1Q/22 5.8 % 6.4
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 1Q/22 2.2 % 2.4
Sri Lanka 4Q/21 4.6 % 5.2
Thailand Mar/22 1.53 % 1.64
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 4Q/21 8.9 % 9.6
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/21 6.9 % 6.6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2020 4.7 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 8.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 4Q/21 8.1 % 9.5