Malaysia: Unemployment rate

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 Malaysia

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 3.4
 Reference September 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 2010 - September 2023
 Average 3.46
 Min - Max 2.7 - 5.3
 Source Department of Statistics Malaysia
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from January 2010 to September 2023. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 3.46 percent with a minimum of 2.7 percent in August 2012 and a maximum of 5.3 percent in May 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Malaysia - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Malaysia - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2010-2023
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Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia


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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 17.31 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.73 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.96 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 3.58 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 11.70 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 65.96 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 39.21 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 52.74 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 78.68 2022 percent
 Employment 16.38 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.40 9/2023 percent
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