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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Malaysia

Malaysia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 4.8 % Feb/21
Employed Persons 15270 Thousand Person | 15.27 Million Person Feb/21
Unemployed Persons 778 Thousand Persons | 0.778 Million Persons Feb/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Malaysia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Malaysia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Malaysia decreased to 4.8 % in February 2021. 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
4.8 Feb/21 08.04.2021
4.9 Jan/21 08.03.2021
4.8 Dec/20 08.02.2021
4.8 Nov/20 11.01.2021
4.7 Oct/20 11.12.2020
4.6 Sep/20 09.11.2020
4.7 Aug/20 13.10.2020
4.7 Jul/20 11.09.2020


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 15270 Thousand Person (15.27 Million Person) in February 2021. The maximum rate was 15344 Thousand Person and minimum was 5625 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Department of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
15270 Feb/21 08.04.2021
15240 Jan/21 08.03.2021
15220 Dec/20 08.02.2021
15200 Nov/20 11.01.2021
15210 Oct/20 11.12.2020
15190 Sep/20 09.11.2020
15150 Aug/20 13.10.2020
15070 Jul/20 11.09.2020


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 778 Thousand Persons (0.778 Million Persons) in February 2021. 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
778 Feb/21 08.04.2021
782 Jan/21 08.03.2021
773 Dec/20 08.02.2021
764 Nov/20 11.01.2021
747 Oct/20 11.12.2020
738 Sep/20 09.11.2020
742 Aug/20 13.10.2020
745 Jul/20 11.09.2020


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 2019 781.822 USD/Month 748.6
Job Vacancies 4Q/20 454.974 K 94.66
Labor Force Participation Rate Feb/21 68.5 % 68.5
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/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