Kazakhstan's unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent in May 2019, unchanged from the previous month. The number of unemployed totaled 442.7 thousand persons last month, while the number of employed was 8771.2 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Kazakhstan averaged 5.64 percent from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.70 percent in March of 2003 and a record low of 4.80 percent in June of 2018.

Unemployment Rate in Kazakhstan is expected to be 4.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Kazakhstan to stand at 5.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kazakhstan Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-11 12:10 PM Unemployment Rate Mar 4.8% 4.8% 4.90%
2019-05-14 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate Apr 4.8% 4.8% 4.9%
2019-06-14 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate May 4.8% 4.8% 4.9%
2019-07-16 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate Jun 4.8% 4.8% 4.8%
2019-08-12 02:00 PM Unemployment Rate Jul 4.8% 4.90%
2019-09-12 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Aug 4.90%
2019-10-14 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate Sep 4.90%


Kazakhstan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.80 9.70 4.80 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 442.10 442.50 912.40 434.40 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.20 9.20 1.90 percent [+]
Wages 173499.00 170087.00 174642.00 12890.00 KZT/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 42500.00 28284.00 42500.00 2680.00 KZT/Monthly [+]
Population 18.16 17.92 18.16 10.00 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 128600.00 126200.00 128600.00 125600.00 KZT/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 85600.00 83700.00 85600.00 81100.00 KZT/Month [+]
Employed Persons 8732.50 8709.70 8732.50 6222.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 137400.00 113400.00 137400.00 109800.00 KZT/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 189242.00 211448.00 211448.00 124348.00 KZT/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 73200.00 63700.00 73200.00 59300.00 KZT/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.90 19.40 3.60 percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 63.00 63.00 63.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 58.00 58.00 58.00 55.00 [+]


Kazakhstan Unemployment Rate

In Kazakhstan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Kazakhstan Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Kazakhstan Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.80 9.70 4.80 2003 - 2019 percent Monthly




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