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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Malaysia

Malaysia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.6 % Sep/22
Employed Persons 16050 Thousand Person | 16.05 Million Person Sep/22
Unemployed Persons 605 Thousand Persons | 0.605 Million Persons Sep/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Malaysia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Malaysia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Malaysia decreased to 3.6 % in September 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
3.6 Sep/22 08.11.2022
3.7 Aug/22 11.10.2022
3.7 Jul/22 09.09.2022
3.8 Jun/22 09.08.2022
3.9 May/22 07.07.2022
3.9 Apr/22 09.06.2022
4.1 Mar/22 10.05.2022
4.1 Feb/22 08.04.2022


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 16050 Thousand Person (16.05 Million Person) in September 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
16050 Sep/22 08.11.2022
16018 Aug/22 11.10.2022
15980 Jul/22 09.09.2022
1594 Jun/22 09.08.2022
15900 May/22 07.07.2022
15850 Apr/22 09.06.2022
15770 Mar/22 10.05.2022
15731 Feb/22 08.04.2022


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 605 Thousand Persons (0.605 Million Persons) in September 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
605 Sep/22 08.11.2022
612 Aug/22 11.10.2022
621 Jul/22 09.09.2022
631 Jun/22 09.08.2022
638 May/22 07.07.2022
649 Apr/22 09.06.2022
669 Mar/22 10.05.2022
672 Feb/22 08.04.2022


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 2022 60 60
Wages 2021 677.902 USD/Month 654.687
Job Vacancies 3Q/22 1028.77 K 1432.799
Labor Force Participation Rate Sep/22 69.7 % 69.7
Living Wage Individual 2018 268.356 USD/Month 273.023

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2021 5.2 % 5.3
Jordan 2Q/22 22.6 % 22.8
Kyrgyzstan Sep/22 2.8 % 2.8
Mongolia 2Q/22 7.8 % 8.5
Nepal 2021 5.1 % 4.7
Palestine 3Q/22 25 % 24
Tajikistan Dec/21 7.8 % 7.6
Cambodia 2021 0.61 % 0.33
China 3Q/22 5.5 % 5.5
Georgia 2022 15.6 % 18.1
India 2022 6.4 % 8.3
Israel Oct/22 4.1 % 3.8
Pakistan 2021 6.5 % 4.4
South Korea Oct/22 2.8 % 2.8
Taiwan Oct/22 3.64 % 3.64
Vietnam 3Q/22 2.28 % 2.32
Maldives 2021 6.1 % 6.3
Armenia 2Q/22 13 % 14.8
Hong Kong Oct/22 3.8 % 3.9
Indonesia 3Q/22 5.86 % 5.83
Japan Sep/22 2.6 % 2.5
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 Jun/22 1.37 % 1.53
Oman 2021 3.1 % 2.9
Iran 2Q/22 9.2 % 9.4
Laos 2021 1.3 % 1
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2021 3.7 % 3.5
Saudi Arabia 2Q/22 5.8 % 6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
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
Mauritius 2Q/22 8.1 % 8.7