Malaysia - Unemployment Rate

Malaysia: Unemployment Rate

Mnemonic LBR.IMYS
Unit %, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Data May 2019 3.3
Apr 2019 3.4

Series Information

Source Department of Statistics Malaysia
Release Principal Statistics of Labour Force
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2009
End Date 5/31/2019

Malaysia: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force May 2019 15,642 15,613 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment May 2019 15,122 15,089 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment May 2019 519.8 523.3 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate May 2019 3.3 3.4 %, NSA Monthly
Wage & Salaries May 2019 3,969 3,995 Mil. MYR, NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2017 1,700,710 1,718,845 # Annual

Release Information

The labor force framework provides a statistical measure of persons who are employed and unemployed at a given point of time.

The working age population is defined as persons age 15 to 64 years who are employed, unemployed or outside the labour force.

A person will be considered as employed if he or she during the reference week worked at least one hour for pay, profit or family gain. Persons who did not work during the reference week because of illness, injury, disability, bad weather, leave, labor dispute, and social or religious reasons, but had a job to return to, are also classified as "employed", as are those on temporary lay-off with pay. Leave includes holiday or vacation, educational or training leave and maternity or paternity leave.

Data is revised each month when new data becomes available.