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.

Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.72 percent from 1953 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 5.50 percent in June of 2002 and a record low of 1 percent in November of 1968. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications

Unemployment Rate in Japan is expected to be 2.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Japan to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Japan Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 2.40 5.50 1.00 1953 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-30 11:30 PM Aug 2.2% 2.2% 2.3% 2.2%
2019-10-31 11:30 PM Sep 2.4% 2.2% 2.3% 2.2%
2019-11-28 11:30 PM Oct 2.4% 2.4% 2.4% 2.3%
2019-12-26 11:30 PM Nov 2.2% 2.4% 2.4% 2.3%
2020-01-30 11:30 PM Dec 2.2% 2.3% 2.3%


News Stream
2019-11-29
Japan Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 2.4%
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.

2019-10-31
Japan Unemployment Rate Climbs to 2.4%
The unemployment rate in Japan rose to 2.4 percent in September 2019, rebounding from near 30-year lows and topping market expectations of 2.3 percent. The jobs-to-applications ratio fell to 1.57, the lowest since November 2017 and below market expectations of 1.59.

2019-09-30
Japan Jobless Rate Still at 26-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Japan remained unchanged at 2.2 percent in August 2019, the lowest since October 1992 and below market expectations of 2.3 percent. The jobs-to-applications ratio also remained steady at 1.59, the lowest since March 2018 but above market expectations of 1.58.

2019-08-29
Japan Jobless Rate Falls to 26-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Japan fell to 2.2 percent in July 2019, the lowest since October 1992 and below market expectations of 2.4 percent. The jobs-to-applications ratio declined to 1.59, the lowest since March 2018 and also below consensus of 1.61.

2019-07-30
Japan Jobless Rate Falls to 4-Month Low of 2.3%
The unemployment rate in Japan decreased to a 4-month low of 2.3 percent in June 2019 from 2.4 percent in May and compared to market expectations of 2.4 percent. The jobs-to-applications ratio declined to 1.61 from 1.62 in the previous month and slightly below market consensus of 1.62.

2019-06-27
Japan Unemployment Rate Stays at 2.4%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Japan remained at 2.4 percent in May 2019, matching market expectations. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio edged down to 1.62 from 1.63 in the previous month and market expectations also of 1.63.


Japan Unemployment Rate
In Japan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.40 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 67690.00 67580.00 67690.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1510.00 1660.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22090.00 22226.00 22226.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7546.00 7383.00 7613.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.90 61.20 65.40 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.30 62.60 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.80 5.00 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 99.50 104.50 117.70 66.80 points [+]
Job Vacancies 920.88 961.60 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 322356.00 307480.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 373009.00 338394.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.20 0.00 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 901.00 874.00 901.00 663.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.25 126.71 128.06 83.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Jobs To Applications Ratio 1.57 1.57 1.93 0.42 [+]