Japan: Unemployment rate

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 Japan

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 2.3
 Reference December 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability July 1972 - December 2023
 Average 3.16
 Min - Max 1 - 5.8
 Source Bank 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 3.16 percent with a minimum of 1 percent in October 1973 and a maximum of 5.8 percent in March 2003. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Japan - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Japan - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1972-2023
Measure: percent
Source: Bank of Japan


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 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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