Japan: Employment

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 Japan

Employment, million people

 Latest value 67.54
 Reference December 2023
 Measure million employed people
 Data availability July 1972 - December 2023
 Average 61.59
 Min - Max 50.16 - 67.87
 Source Statistics Bureau of Japan
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from July 1972 to December 2023. The average value for Japan during that period was 61.59 million employed people with a minimum of 50.16 million employed people in January 1975 and a maximum of 67.87 million employed people in October 2019. Click on the following link to see the values of Employment, million people around the world.
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Japan - Employment - historical chart - 1972-2023
Measure: million employed people
Source: Statistics Bureau of Japan


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Definition: The number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 68.93 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.60 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.34 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.88 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 4.20 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 62.91 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 44.79 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 54.85 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 71.55 2023 percent
 Self-employment 9.69 2022 percent
 Employment 67.87 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 2.60 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 100.70 9/2023 index points
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