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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Malaysia

Malaysia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.4 % Aug/23
Employed Persons 16355 Thousand Person | 16.355 Million Person Aug/23
Unemployed Persons 557 Thousand Persons | 0.557 Million Persons Aug/23


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Malaysia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Malaysia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Malaysia remained unchanged at 3.4 % in August 2023. 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
3.4 Aug/23 10.10.2023
3.4 Jul/23 08.09.2023
3.4 Jun/23 10.08.2023
3.5 May/23 14.07.2023
3.5 Apr/23 09.06.2023
3.5 Mar/23 11.05.2023
3.5 Feb/23 10.04.2023
3.6 Jan/23 09.03.2023


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 16355 Thousand Person (16.355 Million Person) in August 2023. 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
16355 Aug/23 10.10.2023
16335 Jul/23 08.09.2023
16308 Jun/23 10.08.2023
16280 May/23 14.07.2023
16251 Apr/23 09.06.2023
16227 Mar/23 11.05.2023
16189 Feb/23 10.04.2023
16159 Jan/23 09.03.2023


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 557 Thousand Persons (0.557 Million Persons) in August 2023. 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
557 Aug/23 10.10.2023
579 Jul/23 08.09.2023
582 Jun/23 10.08.2023
585 May/23 14.07.2023
587 Apr/23 09.06.2023
589 Mar/23 11.05.2023
592 Feb/23 10.04.2023
596 Jan/23 09.03.2023


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 642.439 USD/Month 620.439
Job Vacancies 2Q/23 500.852 K 686.522
Labor Force Participation Rate Aug/23 70.1 % 70.1
Living Wage Individual 2018 268.356 USD/Month 273.023

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2022 4.7 % 5.1
Jordan 2Q/23 22.3 % 21.9
Kyrgyzstan Jul/23 2.7 % 2.8
Mongolia 2Q/23 5.8 % 6.6
Nepal 2021 5.1 % 4.7
Palestine 2Q/23 24.7 % 25.2
Tajikistan Dec/22 7.8 % 7.7
Cambodia 20 0.22 % 0.23
China 2Q/23 5.2 % 5.3
Georgia 2023 16.7 % 18
India 2023 7.1 % 8.1
Israel Aug/23 3.1 % 3.4
Pakistan 2021 6.3 % 6.9
South Korea Aug/23 2.4 % 2.8
Taiwan Aug/23 3.42 % 3.43
Vietnam 2Q/23 2.3 % 2.25
Maldives 2022 4.9 % 6.1
Armenia 2Q/23 11.7 % 13.7
Hong Kong Aug/23 2.8 % 2.8
Indonesia 1Q/23 5.45 % 5.86
Japan Aug/23 2.7 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Jun/23 4.7 % 4.8
Lebanon 2022 12.6 % 12.5
Macau Aug/23 2.5 % 2.6
Malaysia Aug/23 3.4 % 3.4
Philippines 2Q/23 4.4 % 4.8
Qatar 1Q/23 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 2Q/23 1.9 % 1.8
Sri Lanka 2Q/23 5.2 % 4.7
Thailand Jun/23 1.06 % 1.05
Oman 2022 2.3 % 2.5
Iran 1Q/23 9.7 % 8.2
Laos 2022 2.6 % 3.6
Azerbaijan 2022 5.5 % 6
Kuwait 2022 2.5 % 2.8
Saudi Arabia 2Q/23 4.9 % 5.1
Bahrain 2022 5.5 % 6.6
North Korea 2022 3 % 3.2
United Arab Emirates 2022 2.75 % 3.11
Yemen 2022 13.59 % 13.89
Turkmenistan 2021 5.1 % 5
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2022 15.55 % 16.17
Syria 2022 9.6 % 9.8
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.7
Bhutan 2022 5.9 % 4.8
Brunei 2022 7.2 % 7.4
Mauritius 2Q/23 6.4 % 6.7