The number of unemployed persons in Malaysia decreased to 728.10 Thousand in May of 2021 from 742.70 Thousand in April of 2021. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Unemployed Persons in Malaysia averaged 459.78 Thousand from 1985 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 826.10 Thousand in May of 2020 and a record low of 210.50 Thousand in December of 1996. This page provides - Malaysia Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in Malaysia is expected to be 663.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Malaysia to stand at 640.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 590.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
728.10 742.70 826.10 210.50 1985 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volume, NSA

Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.60 5.30 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 15370.00 15350.00 15370.00 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 728.10 742.70 826.10 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.50 68.60 69.00 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 449581.00 454974.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1200.00 1200.00 1200.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3316.00 3304.00 3998.00 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 32.73 32.59 32.73 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 2933.00 3224.00 3224.00 1814.00 MYR/Month [+]


Malaysia Unemployed Persons
In Malaysia, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.