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Japan Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Mar 31, 2024
Actual
2.6
Units In
%
Previous
2.6
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
May 29, 2024
Time to Release
29 Days 15 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
5.5
Jun 2002
1
Nov 1968
2.72 %1953-2024Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications
In Japan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

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Japan’s unemployment unexpectedly was at 2.6% in March 2024, the same pace as in the prior month. Figures were above market forecasts of 2.5%, staying at their highest level since last September. The number of unemployed was stable at 1.82 million while employment fell 230 thousand to 67.60 million. The labor force dropped by 250 thousand to 69.41 million, and those detached from the labor force added by 310 thousand to 40.59 million. The non-seasonally adjusted labor force participation rate increased to 62.8% in March from 62.6% in the same month a year earlier. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applications ticked up to 1.28 in March, the highest level since October 2023, from the prior 1.26.

Japan Unemployment Rate History

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