Labor Force Participation Rate in Malaysia increased to 68.50 percent in December from 68.40 percent in November of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Malaysia averaged 66.58 percent from 2010 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 68.60 percent in July of 2018 and a record low of 62.30 percent in November of 2010.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Malaysia is expected to be 68.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Malaysia to stand at 69.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 70.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.30 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14986.00 14941.30 14986.00 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 514.20 516.20 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.50 68.40 68.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 275496.00 269075.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1100.00 1000.00 1100.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3575.00 3625.00 3633.00 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 32.05 31.70 32.05 8.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Wages 2880.00 2657.00 2880.00 1814.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1970.00 2030.00 2030.00 1900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1150.00 1170.00 1200.00 1080.00 MYR/Month [+]


Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
68.50 68.40 68.60 62.30 2010 - 2018 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.10 Nov/18
France 72.30 Dec/18
Netherlands 71.10 Jan/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.50 Sep/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 65.70 Jan/19
Italy 65.70 Nov/18
Canada 65.60 Jan/19
United States 63.20 Jan/19
Russia 62.90 Dec/18
South Korea 61.90 Jan/19
Brazil 61.70 Dec/18
Germany 61.50 Sep/18
Japan 61.40 Dec/18
Mexico 59.50 Dec/18
South Africa 59.40 Dec/18
Spain 58.61 Dec/18
Euro Area 57.30 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 56.40 Sep/18
Turkey 53.40 Nov/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.70 Sep/18


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