Japan - Unemployment

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (national estimate) in Japan was 2.80 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 5.10 in 2002, while its lowest value was 1.00 in 1970.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

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Year Value
1960 1.70
1961 1.60
1962 1.40
1963 1.30
1964 1.30
1965 1.30
1966 1.40
1967 1.40
1968 1.20
1969 1.10
1970 1.00
1971 1.20
1972 1.30
1973 1.20
1974 1.30
1975 1.70
1976 1.70
1977 1.80
1978 2.00
1979 2.00
1980 2.00
1981 2.10
1982 2.30
1983 2.60
1984 2.80
1985 2.70
1986 2.80
1987 2.80
1988 2.60
1989 2.30
1990 2.20
1991 2.20
1992 2.20
1993 2.60
1994 3.00
1995 3.20
1996 3.40
1997 3.40
1998 4.00
1999 4.50
2000 4.50
2001 4.80
2002 5.10
2003 4.90
2004 4.40
2005 4.20
2006 3.90
2007 3.70
2008 3.80
2009 4.80
2010 4.60
2011 4.20
2012 4.00
2013 3.70
2014 3.40
2015 3.00
2016 2.80

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Japan was 2.70 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 5.20 in 2002, while its lowest value was 2.20 in 1991.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1991 2.20
1992 2.30
1993 2.60
1994 3.00
1995 3.30
1996 3.40
1997 3.50
1998 4.00
1999 4.50
2000 4.50
2001 4.70
2002 5.20
2003 5.00
2004 4.40
2005 4.20
2006 3.80
2007 3.80
2008 3.90
2009 4.80
2010 4.60
2011 4.10
2012 4.00
2013 3.70
2014 3.40
2015 3.10
2016 2.80
2017 2.70

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (national estimate) in Japan was 3.40 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 5.50 in 2003, while its lowest value was 1.10 in 1964.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1960 1.60
1961 1.40
1962 1.20
1963 1.20
1964 1.10
1965 1.10
1966 1.30
1967 1.20
1968 1.20
1969 1.20
1970 1.20
1971 1.30
1972 1.50
1973 1.30
1974 1.40
1975 2.00
1976 2.20
1977 2.10
1978 2.40
1979 2.20
1980 2.00
1981 2.30
1982 2.40
1983 2.70
1984 2.70
1985 2.60
1986 2.70
1987 2.80
1988 2.50
1989 2.20
1990 2.00
1991 2.00
1992 2.10
1993 2.40
1994 2.80
1995 3.10
1996 3.40
1997 3.40
1998 4.20
1999 4.80
2000 4.90
2001 5.20
2002 5.50
2003 5.50
2004 4.90
2005 4.60
2006 4.30
2007 3.90
2008 4.10
2009 5.30
2010 5.40
2011 4.90
2012 4.60
2013 4.30
2014 3.80
2015 3.60
2016 3.40

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Japan was 3.10 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 5.60 in 2002, while its lowest value was 2.00 in 1991.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1991 2.00
1992 2.10
1993 2.40
1994 2.90
1995 3.20
1996 3.40
1997 3.30
1998 4.20
1999 4.80
2000 4.90
2001 5.20
2002 5.60
2003 5.50
2004 4.90
2005 4.50
2006 4.30
2007 4.00
2008 4.10
2009 5.30
2010 5.50
2011 4.80
2012 4.50
2013 4.20
2014 3.80
2015 3.60
2016 3.30
2017 3.10

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (national estimate) in Japan was 3.10 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 5.40 in 2002, while its lowest value was 1.10 in 1969.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1960 1.70
1961 1.40
1962 1.30
1963 1.30
1964 1.20
1965 1.20
1966 1.30
1967 1.30
1968 1.20
1969 1.10
1970 1.10
1971 1.20
1972 1.40
1973 1.30
1974 1.40
1975 1.90
1976 2.00
1977 2.00
1978 2.20
1979 2.10
1980 2.00
1981 2.20
1982 2.40
1983 2.60
1984 2.70
1985 2.60
1986 2.80
1987 2.80
1988 2.50
1989 2.30
1990 2.10
1991 2.10
1992 2.20
1993 2.50
1994 2.90
1995 3.20
1996 3.40
1997 3.40
1998 4.10
1999 4.70
2000 4.70
2001 5.00
2002 5.40
2003 5.20
2004 4.70
2005 4.40
2006 4.10
2007 3.80
2008 4.00
2009 5.10
2010 5.10
2011 4.60
2012 4.40
2013 4.00
2014 3.60
2015 3.30
2016 3.10

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Japan was 2.90 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 5.40 in 2002, while its lowest value was 2.10 in 1991.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1991 2.10
1992 2.20
1993 2.50
1994 2.90
1995 3.20
1996 3.40
1997 3.40
1998 4.10
1999 4.70
2000 4.70
2001 5.00
2002 5.40
2003 5.30
2004 4.70
2005 4.40
2006 4.10
2007 3.90
2008 4.00
2009 5.10
2010 5.10
2011 4.50
2012 4.30
2013 4.00
2014 3.60
2015 3.40
2016 3.10
2017 2.90

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Unemployment