Malaysia: Employment

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 Malaysia

Employment, million people

 Latest value 16.53
 Reference March 2024
 Measure million employed people
 Data availability January 2010 - March 2024
 Average 14.27
 Min - Max 11.55 - 16.53
 Source Department of Statistics Malaysia
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from January 2010 to March 2024. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 14.27 million employed people with a minimum of 11.55 million employed people in February 2010 and a maximum of 16.53 million employed people in March 2024. Click on the following link to see the values of Employment, million people around the world.
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Malaysia - Employment - recent values

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Malaysia - Employment - historical chart - 2010-2024
Measure: million employed people
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia


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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 17.31 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.63 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.82 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 3.48 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 10.66 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 65.02 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 38.95 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 51.60 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 77.97 2023 percent
 Self-employment 24.74 2022 percent
 Employment 16.38 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.40 9/2023 percent
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