The unemployment rate in Japan edged down to 2.3 percent in September of 2018 from 2.4 percent in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of 2.4 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since May. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio inched higher to 1.64 from 1.63 in September and was the the highest since January 1974. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.73 percent from 1953 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5.50 percent in June of 2002 and a record low of 1 percent in November of 1968.

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Japan Jobless Rate Falls to 4-Month Low


The unemployment rate in Japan edged down to 2.3 percent in September of 2018 from 2.4 percent in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of 2.4 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since May. Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio inched higher to 1.64 from 1.63 in September and was the the highest since January 1974.

The number of unemployed declined by 70 thousand from a month earlier to 1.6 million in September, while employment increased by 30 thousand to 66.65 million. The labour force declined by 40 thousand to 68.25 million and those detached from the labour force went up 50 thousand to 42.64 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, dropped to 3.4 percent in September from 4.1 percent in the previous month.

A year earlier, the unemployment rate was higher at 2.8 percent.


Statistics Japan | Rida | rida@tradingeconomics.com
10/30/2018 2:05:52 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-30 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.4% 2.4% 2.4%
2018-09-27 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.4% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
2018-10-29 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.3% 2.4% 2.4% 2.4%
2018-11-29 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.3% 2.3%
2018-12-27 11:30 PM Unemployment Rate 2.3%


Japan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.40 5.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 66650.00 66620.00 66940.00 38370.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1600.00 1670.00 3680.00 490.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7193.00 7283.00 7308.00 1988.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22241.00 22173.00 22384.00 19397.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.50 60.20 63.50 55.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.90 61.70 74.00 58.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.40 4.10 10.90 1.60 percent [+]
Productivity 102.00 102.00 120.40 68.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 980.59 964.10 1026.96 266.29 Thousand [+]
Wages 302743.00 304876.00 883791.00 52914.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 338951.00 340191.00 868487.00 9785.00 JPY/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.10 0.80 35.02 -7.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 848.00 823.00 848.00 713.00 JPY/Hour [+]
Population 126.71 126.93 128.06 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 [+]


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. 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. Japan Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.30 2.40 5.50 1.00 1953 - 2018 percent Monthly
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China 3.82 Sep/18
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United States 3.70 Oct/18
Mexico 3.60 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Sep/18
Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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