Japan Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Oct 2019
Actual
2.4 %
Forecast
2.3 %
Previous
2.4 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Dec 26, 2019
Time to Release
10 Days 21 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
5.5 %
Jul 2009
1 %
Mar 1970
2.72 %1953 - 2019Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications

Latest Updates

The unemployment rate in Japan remained steady at 2.4 percent in October 2019, matching market expectations despite steep declines in industrial production and exports in October. The jobs-to-applications ratio remained unchanged at 1.57, slightly above market expectations of 1.56.

Japan Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Nov 29, 201914:09Japan Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 2.4%
Nov 1, 201912:11Japan Jobless Rate Rises to 2.4%
Oct 1, 201913:19Japan Jobless Rate Still at 26-Year Low
Aug 30, 201911:41Japan Jobless Rate Falls to 26-Year Low
Jul 30, 201908:41Japan Jobless Rate Falls to 4-Month Low of 2.3%
Jun 28, 201911:34Japan Jobless Rate Unchanged at 2.4% in May
May 31, 201904:18Japan Jobless Rate Inches Lower to 2.4% in April

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Rate
61.2
Oct 2019
61
Sep 2019
55.9
Jan 2012
65.4
Oct 1973
%Monthly1972 - 2019
Full Time Employment
22,226
Oct 2019
22,148
Sep 2019
19,397
Mar 2003
22,384
Jun 2018
ThousandMonthly1990 - 2019
Long Term Unemployment Rate
1.3
Dec 2014
1.7
Dec 2013
1.2
Dec 2007
1.9
Dec 2010
%Yearly2003 - 2014
Minimum Wages
901
Oct 2019
874
Oct 2018
663
Oct 2002
901
Oct 2019
JPY/HourYearly2002 - 2019
Job Advertisements
378.97
Mar 2018
356.98
Feb 2018
98.44
Dec 1993
527.8
Mar 2015
ThousandMonthly1989 - 2018
Job Vacancies
961.6
Oct 2019
928.97
Sep 2019
266.29
Sep 1965
1,026.96
Dec 2017
ThousandMonthly1960 - 2019

Unemployment Rate across Asia

Unemployment Rate global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
8.8
Dec 2018
8.8
Dec 2017
6.7
Dec 2009
12.4
Dec 1993
%Yearly1991 - 2018
Azerbaijan
5.2
Dec 2018
5
Dec 2017
4.5
Dec 1996
11.8
Dec 2000
%Yearly1991 - 2018
Bangladesh
4.3
Dec 2018
4.2
Dec 2017
2.2
Dec 1991
5.1
Dec 1997
%Yearly1991 - 2018
Bhutan
2.4
Dec 2017
2.5
Dec 2016
1.15
Dec 1997
4
Dec 2010
%Yearly1995 - 2017
Brunei
9.2
Dec 2018
9.3
Dec 2017
4.7
Dec 1991
9.3
Dec 2017
%Yearly1991 - 2018
Cambodia
0.1
Dec 2017
0.2
Dec 2016
0.1
Dec 2017
2.5
Dec 2000
%Yearly1994 - 2017
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