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Japan Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Mar 2021
Actual
2.6 %
Forecast
2.7 %
Previous
2.9 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
May 27, 2021
Time to Release
8 Days 20 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
5.5 %
Jul 2009
1 %
Mar 1970
2.72 %1953 - 2021Ministry 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.

Latest Updates

The unemployment rate in Japan declined to 2.2 percent in November 2019 from 2.4 percent in the previous month, well below market expectations of 2.4 percent and matching a three-month low. The jobs-to-applications ratio remained unchanged at 1.57 and matched consensus.

Japan Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Dec 27, 201910:25Japan Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.2%
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

Japan labour Indicators

All Japan indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Rate
60.2
Mar 2021
60.1
Feb 2021
55.9
Jan 2012
65.4
Oct 1973
%Monthly1972 - 2021
Full Time Employment
21,993
Mar 2021
22,038
Feb 2021
19,397
Mar 2003
22,474
Apr 2020
ThousandMonthly1990 - 2021
Long Term Unemployment Rate
1.3
Dec 2014
1.7
Dec 2013
1.2
Dec 2007
1.9
Dec 2010
%Yearly2003 - 2014
Minimum Wages
902
Oct 2020
901
Oct 2019
663
Oct 2002
902
Oct 2020
JPY/HourYearly2002 - 2020
Job Advertisements
378.97
Mar 2018
356.98
Feb 2018
98.44
Dec 1993
527.8
Mar 2015
ThousandMonthly1989 - 2018
Job Vacancies
774.03
Mar 2021
716.42
Feb 2021
266.29
Sep 1965
1,026.96
Dec 2017
ThousandMonthly1960 - 2021

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
4.8
Dec 2019
5.2
Dec 2018
4.5
Dec 1996
11.8
Dec 2000
%Yearly1991 - 2019
Bangladesh
5.3
Dec 2020
4.2
Dec 2019
2.2
Dec 1991
5.3
Dec 2020
%Yearly1991 - 2020
Bhutan
2.7
Dec 2019
3.4
Dec 2018
1.15
Dec 1997
4
Dec 2010
%Yearly1995 - 2019
Brunei
6.8
Dec 2019
8.9
Dec 2018
4.7
Dec 1991
9.3
Dec 2017
%Yearly1991 - 2019
Cambodia
2.4
Dec 2019
0.7
Dec 2018
0.1
Dec 2017
2.5
Dec 2000
%Yearly1994 - 2019

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