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Japan Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Mar 31, 2022
Actual
2.6
Forecast
N/A
Previous
2.7
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
N/A
Time to Release
N/A
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
5.5
Jun 2002
1
Nov 1968
2.72 %1953-2022Ministry 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 rate fell to a 1-year low of 2.6% in March 2022, lower than the 2.7% reported in February which was also the consensus forecast for March. The number of unemployed dropped by 4.8% or 90 thousand to 1.8 million, while those employed declined slightly by 0.2% or 110 thousand to 66.84 million. The non-seasonally adjusted labor force participation rate also stood at 62.1%. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-application ratio was at a near 2-year high of 1.22 in March, in line with market expectations and rising 0.01 point from the previous month.

Japan Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Japan Labour Indicators

All Japan indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Rate
60.5
Mar 2022
60.2
Feb 2022
55.9
Jan 2012
65.4
Oct 1973
%Monthly1972-2022
Full Time Employment
21,963
Mar 2022
22,087
Feb 2022
19,397
Mar 2003
22,448
Apr 2020
ThousandMonthly1990-2022
Job AdvertisementsN/AN/AN/AN/AThousandMonthly
Job Vacancies
855.03
Mar 2022
819.29
Feb 2022
266.29
Sep 1965
1,008.64
Dec 2017
ThousandMonthly1960-2022
Jobs To Applications Ratio
1.22
Mar 2022
1.21
Feb 2022
0.42
Aug 2009
1.93
Nov 1973
Monthly1963-2022
Labor Force Participation Rate
62.1
Mar 2022
61.8
Feb 2022
58.5
Dec 2012
74
Jun 1955
%Monthly1953-2022
Long Term Unemployment RateN/AN/AN/AN/A%Yearly
Minimum Wages
930
Oct 2021
902
Oct 2020
663
Oct 2002
930
Oct 2021
JPY/HourYearly2002-2021
Overtime Pay YoY
2.5
Mar 2022
5.8
Feb 2022
-26.3
May 2020
19.9
May 2021
%Monthly2012-2022
Part Time Employment
6,916
Mar 2022
7,000
Feb 2022
1,988
Feb 1990
7,613
Feb 2019
ThousandMonthly1990-2022
Population
125.67
Dec 2020
126.01
Dec 2019
83.2
Dec 1950
128.06
Dec 2010
MillionYearly1950-2020
Productivity
100.9
Dec 2021
99.3
Nov 2021
66.8
Apr 1993
117.6
Mar 2007
PointsMonthly1990-2021
Retirement Age Men
65
Dec 2020
63
Dec 2019
60
Dec 2009
65
Dec 2020
Yearly2009-2020
Retirement Age Women
65
Dec 2020
63
Dec 2019
60
Dec 2009
65
Dec 2020
Yearly2009-2020
Unemployed Persons
1,790
Mar 2022
1,880
Feb 2022
490
Mar 1965
3,680
Aug 2002
ThousandMonthly1953-2022
Unemployment Rate
2.6
Mar 2022
2.7
Feb 2022
1
Nov 1968
5.5
Jun 2002
%Monthly1953-2022
Wage Growth
1.2
Mar 2022
1.2
Feb 2022
-7.1
Jun 2009
35.02
Jul 1974
%Monthly1972-2022
Wages
327,938
Mar 2022
305,271
Feb 2022
52,914
Feb 1970
883,791
Dec 1997
JPY/MonthMonthly1970-2022
Wages In Manufacturing
345,136
Mar 2022
329,153
Feb 2022
9,785
Mar 1951
868,487
Dec 1997
JPY/MonthMonthly1951-2022
Youth Unemployment Rate
3.8
Feb 2022
4.8
Jan 2022
1.6
May 1970
10.8
Sep 2001
%Monthly1970-2022

Unemployment Rate across Asia

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
11.2
Dec 2020
11.1
Dec 2019
6.7
Dec 2009
12.4
Dec 1993
% Yearly1991-2020
Azerbaijan
6.27
Dec 2020
4.8
Dec 2019
4.5
Dec 1996
11.8
Dec 2000
% Yearly1991-2020
Bangladesh
5.3
Dec 2020
4.2
Dec 2019
2.2
Dec 1991
5.3
Dec 2020
% Yearly1991-2020
Bhutan
5
Dec 2020
2.7
Dec 2019
1.15
Dec 1997
5
Dec 2020
% Yearly1995-2020
Brunei
8.4
Dec 2020
6.8
Dec 2019
4.7
Dec 1991
9.3
Dec 2017
% Yearly1991-2020
Cambodia
0.31
Dec 2020
2.4
Dec 2019
0.1
Dec 2014
2.4
Dec 2019
% Yearly1994-2020
China
6.1
Apr 2022
5.8
Mar 2022
3.9
Sep 2002
6.2
Feb 2020
% Monthly2002-2022
Hong Kong
5
Mar 2022
4.5
Feb 2022
1
Jul 1989
8.5
Jun 2003
% Monthly1981-2022
India
7.8
Apr 2022
7.6
Mar 2022
6.5
Nov 2020
23.5
Apr 2020
% Monthly2018-2022
Indonesia
5.83
Mar 2022
6.49
Sep 2021
2
Dec 1983
11.24
Sep 2005
% Quarterly1982-2022
Japan
2.6
Mar 2022
2.7
Feb 2022
1
Nov 1968
5.5
Jun 2002
% Monthly1953-2022
Kazakhstan
4.9
Mar 2022
4.9
Dec 2021
4.8
Sep 2018
13.7
Mar 2000
% Quarterly2000-2022
Kyrgyzstan
2.9
Feb 2022
2.9
Dec 2021
2.2
Aug 2015
3.5
Dec 2006
% Monthly2000-2022
Laos
1
Dec 2020
0.6
Dec 2019
0.6
Dec 2015
2.6
Dec 1991
% Yearly1991-2020
Macao
3.5
Mar 2022
3.3
Feb 2022
1.7
Jan 2014
7.1
Jun 2000
% Monthly1996-2022
Malaysia
4.1
Mar 2022
4.1
Feb 2022
2.7
Aug 2012
5.3
May 2020
% Monthly1998-2022
Maldives
6.4
Dec 2020
6.1
Dec 2019
0.8
Dec 1991
6.4
Dec 2020
% Yearly1991-2020
Mongolia
8.1
Dec 2021
8.4
Jun 2021
2.8
Dec 2007
11.8
Mar 2019
% Quarterly1990-2021
Myanmar
1.79
Dec 2020
0.7
Dec 2019
0.7
Dec 2019
4.17
Dec 1990
% Yearly1990-2020
Nepal
4.44
Dec 2020
2.85
Dec 2019
1.9
Dec 1999
4.5
Dec 1996
% Yearly1991-2020
North Korea
4.7
Dec 2020
3.3
Dec 2019
3.3
Dec 2008
4.7
Dec 2020
% Yearly1991-2020
Pakistan
4.4
Dec 2020
4.1
Dec 2019
3.1
Dec 1987
7.8
Jun 2002
% Yearly1985-2020
Philippines
5.8
Mar 2022
6.4
Feb 2022
4.59
Dec 2019
17.6
Jun 2020
% Quarterly1986-2022
Singapore
2.2
Mar 2022
2.4
Dec 2021
1.4
Jun 1990
6
Mar 1986
% Quarterly1986-2022
South Korea
2.7
Apr 2022
2.7
Mar 2022
2.7
Feb 2022
7.1
Jun 1999
% Monthly1999-2022
Sri Lanka
4.6
Dec 2021
5.2
Sep 2021
3.7
Dec 2013
16.6
Jun 1992
% Quarterly1991-2021
Taiwan
3.7
Mar 2022
3.67
Feb 2022
1.04
Feb 1979
6.02
Jul 2009
% Monthly1978-2022
Tajikistan
7.5
Dec 2020
2.1
Nov 2019
2
Dec 2004
7.5
Dec 2020
% Monthly2000-2020
Thailand
2.25
Sep 2021
1.89
Jun 2021
0.47
Dec 2012
7.75
Mar 1986
% Monthly1977-2021
Timor-Leste
5.06
Dec 2020
3
Dec 2019
3
Dec 2008
5.06
Dec 2020
% Yearly1991-2020
Turkmenistan
4.38
Dec 2020
3.9
Dec 2019
1.4
Dec 1991
12.7
Dec 1999
% Yearly1991-2020
Uzbekistan
9.4
Sep 2021
9.8
Jun 2021
1.9
Dec 1991
13.3
Dec 1998
% Quarterly1991-2021
Vietnam
2.46
Mar 2022
3.56
Dec 2021
1.81
Dec 2012
4.5
Dec 1998
% Quarterly1998-2022

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