Unemployment Rate

Data as of 30 Nov 2022, 23:59

Ratio of unemployed to labour force size

How is this data produced?

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) provides statistics on the labour force, employment and unemployment at national and state level, as well as across urban and rural areas. Data from this survey is published on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. A comprehensive and systematic approach in data collection and processing has been maintained over a period of time in order to obtain comparable time series statistics.

What caveats I should bear in mind when using this data?

The sum of each category may not always equal to the totals shown in related tables because of independent rounding to one decimal place. However, the differences are not obvious.

Publication(s) using this data

Key Statistics of the Labour Force in Malaysia, November 2022, the latest edition of the monthly labour statistics published by DOSM.


Dataset description

The monthly Labour Force Report, Malaysia, presents the statistics of labour force, employment and unemployment obtained from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Variable definitions
  • Unemployment Rate
  • Labour Force Size
  • Employed Persons
  • Unemployed Persons
  • Persons Outside Labour Force
  • Participation Rate
  • Employment-Population Ratio
  • Labour Force Size (sa)
  • Employed Persons (sa)
  • Unemployed Persons (sa)
  • Unemployment Rate (sa)
  • Participation Rate (sa)
  • Unemployed Youths (15-24)
  • Youth Unemployment Rate (15-24)
  • Unemployed Youths (15-30)
  • Youth Unemployment Rate (15-30)
  • Employed Persons: Employers
  • Employed Persons: Employees
  • Employed Persons: Own-Account Workers
  • Employed Persons: Unpaid Family Workers
  • Date
Last updated

10 Jan 2022, 12:00

Next update

11 Feb 2023, 12:00

Data source(s)
  • DOSM

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