Malaysia Forecast: Unemployment Rate

1985 - 2027 | Yearly | % | International Monetary Fund

Key information about Malaysia Unemployment Rate Forecast

  • Malaysia Unemployment Rate is forecasted to be 4.450 % in Dec 2022 as reported by International Monetary Fund
  • It records no change from the last reported number of 4.650 % in Dec 2021
  • Looking ahead, Malaysia Unemployment Rate is projected to stand at 4.150 % in Dec 2027
  • The data is updated yearly and is categorized in CEIC under World Trend Plus’s Country Forecast – Table IMF.WEO: Unemployment Rate

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Malaysia Forecast: Unemployment Rate

What is Malaysia's Forecast: Unemployment Rate in 2027?

Malaysia Unemployment Rate is forecasted to be 4.450 % in Dec 2022 as reported by International Monetary Fund See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4.150 2027 4.150 2026 2.445 1997 8.261 1986 % yearly 1985 - 2027

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Afghanistan (%) 0.000 yearly -
Albania (%) 10.000 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Algeria (%) 3.464 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Andorra (%) 1.675 2027 yearly 2010 - 2027
Angola (%) 0.000 yearly -
Antigua and Barbuda (%) 0.000 yearly -
Argentina (%) 8.100 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Armenia (%) 16.500 2027 yearly 2001 - 2027
Aruba (%) 5.091 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Australia (%) 4.703 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Austria (%) 4.800 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Azerbaijan (%) 5.564 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Bahamas (%) 11.431 2027 yearly 1986 - 2027
Bahrain (%) 3.951 2027 yearly 2007 - 2027
Bangladesh (%) 0.000 yearly -
Barbados (%) 9.392 2027 yearly 1981 - 2027
Belarus (%) 3.754 2027 yearly 1993 - 2027
Belgium (%) 5.522 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Belize (%) 7.404 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Benin (%) 0.000 yearly -
Bhutan (%) 5.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Bolivia (%) 4.000 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.545 2027 yearly 1995 - 2027
Botswana (%) 0.000 yearly -
Brazil (%) 10.415 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Brunei (%) 6.822 2027 yearly 2011 - 2027
Bulgaria (%) 4.200 2027 yearly 1989 - 2027
Burkina Faso (%) 0.000 yearly -
Burundi (%) 0.000 yearly -
Cambodia (%) 0.000 yearly -
Cameroon (%) 0.000 yearly -
Canada (%) 5.009 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Cape Verde (%) 8.500 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Central African Republic (%) 0.000 yearly -
Chad (%) 0.000 yearly -
Chile (%) 6.808 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
China (%) 3.600 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Colombia (%) 9.490 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Comoros (%) 0.000 yearly -
Congo (%) 0.000 yearly -
Costa Rica (%) 9.000 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Croatia (%) 6.265 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Cyprus (%) 5.523 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Czech Republic (%) 2.300 2027 yearly 1995 - 2027
Democratic Republic of Congo (%) 0.000 yearly -
Denmark (%) 5.000 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Djibouti (%) 0.000 yearly -
Dominica (%) 0.000 yearly -
Dominican Republic (%) 6.000 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Ecuador (%) 3.644 2027 yearly 1988 - 2027
Egypt (%) 6.402 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
El Salvador (%) 7.000 2027 yearly 1988 - 2027
Equatorial Guinea (%) 0.000 yearly -
Eritrea (%) 0.000 yearly -
Estonia (%) 4.828 2027 yearly 1993 - 2027
Swaziland (%) 25.000 2016 yearly 1995 - 2016
Ethiopia (%) 0.000 yearly -
Fiji (%) 4.500 2027 yearly 1986 - 2027
Finland (%) 6.500 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
France (%) 7.399 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Gabon (%) 0.000 yearly -
Gambia (%) 0.000 yearly -
Georgia (%) 20.015 2027 yearly 1996 - 2027
Germany (%) 3.142 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Ghana (%) 0.000 yearly -
Greece (%) 10.610 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Grenada (%) 0.000 yearly -
Guatemala (%) 0.000 yearly -
Guinea (%) 0.000 yearly -
Guinea-Bissau (%) 0.000 yearly -
Guyana (%) 0.000 yearly -
Haiti (%) 0.000 yearly -
Honduras (%) 4.398 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 2.971 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Hungary (%) 3.805 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Iceland (%) 4.000 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
India (%) 0.000 yearly -
Indonesia (%) 5.100 2027 yearly 1984 - 2027
Iran (%) 10.819 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Iraq (%) 0.000 yearly -
Ireland (%) 4.955 2027 yearly 1985 - 2027
Israel (%) 3.700 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Italy (%) 8.900 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Ivory Coast (%) 0.000 yearly -
Jamaica (%) 7.700 2019 yearly 1980 - 2019
Japan (%) 2.400 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Jordan (%) 24.425 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 4.775 2027 yearly 1994 - 2027
Kenya (%) 0.000 yearly -
Kiribati (%) 0.000 yearly -
South Korea (%) 3.597 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Kosovo (%) 25.700 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Kuwait (%) 1.276 2021 yearly 1981 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan (%) 6.605 2027 yearly 1994 - 2027
Laos (%) 0.000 yearly -
Latvia (%) 6.559 2027 yearly 1992 - 2027
Lebanon (%) 0.000 yearly -
Lesotho (%) 0.000 2015 yearly 2000 - 2015
Liberia (%) 0.000 yearly -
Libya (%) 0.000 yearly -

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.0 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -23,686.278 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 11,511.974 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 16.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Dec 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 239,368.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1978 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 63.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (MYR bn) 472.058 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (MYR bn) 1,646.527 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (MYR bn) 401.092 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Central Government Operations: ytd: Expenditure (MYR mn) 140,058.925 May 2022 monthly Mar 2000 - May 2022
Central Govt Current Expenditure: Total (MYR mn) 64,582.900 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Govt Debt: Domestic (MYR mn) 736,551.145 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Govt Debt: External (MYR mn) 269,249.124 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.771 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 3,889.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 28,628.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 30.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,110,222.207 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 246,911.444 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 211,609.029 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 24,739.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 37.5 May 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,477,255.084 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 458,664.752 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 2,739.204 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,841.085 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,487.140 May 2022 monthly Jun 1976 - May 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 4,998.035 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Trade Balance: sa (MYR mn) 17,035.645 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Imports: Taiwan (MYR mn) 4,690.016 Mar 2019 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2019
Imports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 35,605.691 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Imports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 6,621.418 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Imports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 2,440.671 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Exports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 45,869.590 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Exports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 3,864.564 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Exports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 4,444.298 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Import Volume Index (IVI): Total (2010=100) 183.400 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Apr 2022
Export Volume index; sa (2010=100) 162.100 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Apr 2022
Export Volume Index (EVI): Total (2010=100) 167.600 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Apr 2022
Import Volume Index; sa (2010=100) 189.900 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2022
Terms of Trade: Total (2010=100) 110.900 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Apr 2022
Imports: MG: Iron and Steel (MYR mn) 3,063.597 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -2,164.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 711.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 2,789.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 899.775 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 773.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 1,357.334 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 264,454.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 70.0 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 101,770.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 26.3 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 22.884 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 20,335.369 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
BoP: CA: PI: Credit (MYR mn) 15,344.331 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Credit (MYR mn) 268,932.806 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Credit (MYR mn) 24,048.823 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (MYR mn) -20,593.351 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 3,771.318 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payment (BoP): Current Account (CA) (MYR mn) 2,982.655 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Asset (MYR mn) 9,070.401 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Debit (MYR mn) 228,383.639 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Net (MYR mn) -2,449.789 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment (MYR mn) 20,762.148 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Other Investment (MYR mn) 19,597.741 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Debit (MYR mn) 7,764.390 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Net (MYR mn) -14,981.622 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (MYR mn) 5,314.601 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Net (MYR mn) 40,549.167 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc (MYR mn) 30,448.233 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment (MYR mn) -10,084.412 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -13,855.730 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 11,691.747 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital Account (MYR mn) -86.276 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Financial Derivatives (MYR mn) 172.756 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: Reserves Assets (MYR mn) -12,751.261 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Debit (MYR mn) 39,030.445 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI): Net (MYR mn) -20,135.101 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: PI: Debit (MYR mn) 35,479.432 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (ML) (MYR mn) 683,582.324 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Serv: Repayment: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 96,408.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
External Debt: Serv: Interest: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 16,578.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Funds Inflow: Direct Investment Assets (DIA) (MYR mn) 51,256.967 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Number of Bankruptcies (Unit) 561.000 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Feb 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.6 May 2022 monthly Dec 2005 - May 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 89.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 7,323.273 May 2022 monthly Dec 2005 - May 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 137,968.501 May 2022 monthly Dec 1969 - May 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 506,811.493 May 2022 monthly Dec 1969 - May 2022
M2 Growth (%) 6.8 May 2022 monthly Dec 1970 - May 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jun 1959 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 103,027.4 May 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 2.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jun 1959 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.8 May 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - May 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 2,413.500 May 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - May 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 513,641.368 May 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - May 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 6.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 564,665.4 May 2022 monthly Jan 1987 - May 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 6.6 May 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - May 2022
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 12.800 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Credit to Households (USD bn) 270.880 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 528.553 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1964 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 329,269.5 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 447,185.480 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.99 May 2022 monthly Dec 1997 - May 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 125.02 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M3 (MYR mn) 2,203,024.236 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Mar 2022
Banking System: Demand Deposits (MYR mn) 329,103.228 Oct 2018 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2018
Banking System: Demand Deposits: Business Enterprises (MYR mn) 301,100.539 May 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - May 2022
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Global Competitiveness Index (Score) 74.602 2019 yearly 2017 - 2019
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -10.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022

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