The number of unemployed persons in Malaysia decreased to 512.10 Thousand in December of 2019 from 513.90 Thousand in November of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Malaysia averaged 434.35 Thousand from 1985 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 534.70 Thousand in December of 1988 and a record low of 210.50 Thousand in December of 1996. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Unemployed Persons in Malaysia is expected to be 530.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Malaysia to stand at 511.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 511.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
512.10 513.90 534.70 210.50 1985 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Malaysia Unemployed Persons
In Malaysia, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.

Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.20 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 15315.00 15265.60 15315.00 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 512.10 513.90 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.80 68.70 68.80 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 244676.00 231345.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1100.00 1000.00 1100.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 4011.30 4002.00 4011.30 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 32.40 32.05 32.40 8.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Wages 2880.00 2657.00 2880.00 1814.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1970.00 2030.00 2030.00 1900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1150.00 1170.00 1200.00 1080.00 MYR/Month [+]