Malaysia - Wage & Salaries

Malaysia: Wage & Salaries

Unit Mil. MYR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 4.42 %
Data Jan 2023 8,182
Dec 2022 8,561

Series Information

Source Department of Statistics Malaysia
Release Manufacturing Statistics
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2019
End Date 1/31/2023

Malaysia: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Jan 2023 16,755 16,730 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Jan 2023 16,159 16,130 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Jan 2023 596.1 599.6 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Jan 2023 3.6 3.6 %, NSA Monthly
Wage & Salaries Jan 2023 8,182 8,561 Mil. MYR, NSA Monthly
Agriculture Employment 2017 1,700,710 1,718,845 # Annual

Release Information

For Malaysia, monthly indicators related to manufacturing: Sales, employees, compensation.

The main objective of the survey is to collect information required by the government for current economic analysis, formulation and implementation of policies and also in monitoring the performance of the Manufacturing Sector. The information collected is published in two monthly publications namely "Index of Industrial Production, Malaysia" and "Monthly Manufacturing Statistics, Malaysia " which are both available at the Users' Service Unit of DOSM.


  • Measurements:
    • Millions of Malaysian ringgit (Mil. MYR)
    • Unitary count of persons (#)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: 2019m1


  • Prior benchmark - 2000 to 2019

The Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM) is currently conducting the Monthly Manufacturing Survey, 2006 commencing reference month January 2006. The survey covers 110 out of a total of 197 industries in the Manufacturing Sector (based on the Malaysia Standard Industrial Classification, 2000). This is a mail enquiry survey. Survey questionnaires are mailed to respondents at the beginning of the year and the time given to complete and return a copy of the questionnaire for each reference month is by/before the 10th. of the following month (example: for reference month January 2006, the due date for submission is 10th February 2006).

March 2020 - After conducting the Economic Census 2016 (reference year 2015), Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) has reviewed and carried out the benchmarking process towards the manufacturing statistics collected from the Monthly Manufacturing Survey. 

Data is revised each month when new data becomes available.

The latest release data are provisional. The data would be updated based on the latest available figures and would be published in the following month's publication.

It should be noted that the magnitude and/or direction of the sales value of the Manufacturing sector may not necessarily correspond with that of the production indices of the Manufacturing sector which are published in the publication entitled ' Index of Industrial Production, Malaysia'.