Malaysia Unemployment Rate

2010 - 2022 | Monthly | % | Department of Statistics

Key information about Malaysia Unemployment Rate

  • Malaysia Unemployment Rate remained the same at 3.60% in Jul 2022, from the previously reported figure of 3.60% in Jun 2022.
  • Malaysia Unemployment Rate is updated monthly, available from Jan 2010 to Jul 2022, with an average rate of 3.30%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 5.20% in May 2020 and a record low of 2.60% in Sep 2014.
  • The data is reported by reported by Department of Statistics.
  • In the latest reports, Malaysia Population reached 32.58 million people in Dec 2020.


View Malaysia's Unemployment Rate from Jan 2010 to Jul 2022 in the chart:

Malaysia Unemployment Rate

What was Malaysia's Unemployment Rate in Jul 2022?

Malaysia Unemployment Rate remained the same at 3.60% in Jul 2022, from the previously reported figure of 3.60% in Jun 2022. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
3.60 Jul 2022 3.60 Jun 2022 2.60 Sep 2014 5.20 May 2020 % monthly Jan 2010 - Jul 2022

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Australia (%) 3.38 Jul 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - Jul 2022
Austria (%) 4.56 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jul 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.78 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jul 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Jul 2022
Belgium (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 9.10 Jul 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Jul 2022
Brunei (%) 7.41 2020 yearly 1981 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 4.70 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 5.40 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Aug 2022
Chile (%) 7.92 Jul 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - Jul 2022
China (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Jun 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 7.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.34 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jul 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.05 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Jun 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.00 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Finland (%) 7.20 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jul 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 2.90 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.10 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - Jun 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 4.30 Jul 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - Jul 2022
Hungary (%) 3.30 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Iceland (%) 4.10 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.20 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2022
Israel (%) 3.40 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jul 2022
Italy (%) 7.87 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jul 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.60 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Jul 2022
Jordan (%) 22.60 May 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.80 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.90 Jul 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - Jul 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 5.20 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.67 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 4.10 Jul 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - Jul 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.60 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jul 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.21 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jul 2022
Moldova (%) 2.39 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Mongolia (%) 7.80 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Jun 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 11.20 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.30 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 3.20 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Jun 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 24.20 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 6.74 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Jun 2022
Peru (%) 6.78 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022
Philippines (%) 5.20 Jul 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2022
Poland (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.20 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jul 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 8.90 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Singapore (%) 2.10 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.23 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Jul 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 33.90 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2022
Spain (%) 12.48 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.38 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jul 2022
Switzerland (%) 3.94 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022

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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 (%) 11.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 237,086.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1978 - Jun 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 62.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 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) 196,211.326 Jul 2022 monthly Mar 2000 - Jul 2022
Central Govt Current Expenditure: Total (MYR mn) 64,582.900 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Govt Debt: Domestic (MYR mn) 780,666.976 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2022
Govt Debt: External (MYR mn) 264,292.663 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.771 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 3,393.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 30,196.6 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 37.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 6,433,310.767 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 315,175.598 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 257,330.124 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 26,154.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 42.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jul 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,464,866.906 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,465,564.487 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 2,994.533 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 2,144.240 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,576.383 Jul 2022 monthly Jun 1976 - Jul 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 5,561.057 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2022
Trade Balance: sa (MYR mn) 20,772.293 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Imports: Taiwan (MYR mn) 4,690.016 Mar 2019 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2019
Imports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 33,629.931 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Jul 2022
Imports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 7,439.592 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Jul 2022
Imports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 2,524.917 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jul 2022
Exports: Value: Electrical & Electronic Products (MYR mn) 52,338.037 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Jun 2022
Exports: Value: Optical and Scientific Equipment (MYR mn) 5,075.728 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2022
Exports: Value: Machinery, Appliances and Parts (MYR mn) 5,575.441 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Jun 2022
Export Volume index; sa (2010=100) 162.100 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jul 2022
Export Volume Index (EVI): Total (2010=100) 166.400 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Jul 2022
Import Volume Index (IVI): Total (2010=100) 199.800 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Jul 2022
Import Volume Index; sa (2010=100) 195.900 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jul 2022
Terms of Trade: Total (2010=100) 112.200 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2014 - Jul 2022
Imports: MG: Iron and Steel (MYR mn) 3,509.947 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 3,914.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 1,016.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 4,513.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 4.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 899.775 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -2.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 2,023.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -1,123.765 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 255,987.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 70.0 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 102,280.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 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
Balance of Payment (BoP): Current Account (CA) (MYR mn) 4,418.341 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 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) 261,749.959 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Net (MYR mn) -2,597.260 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment (MYR mn) 2,602.615 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: PI: Credit (MYR mn) 25,256.916 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Credit (MYR mn) 295,776.955 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Credit (MYR mn) 31,517.384 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (MYR mn) 336.190 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) -10,276.892 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Financial Acc (MYR mn) 247.381 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment (MYR mn) -14,690.071 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Portfolio Investment: Asset (MYR mn) -4,413.179 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Direct Investment: Liabilities (MYR mn) 19,628.441 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Capital Account (MYR mn) -90.512 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Other Investment (MYR mn) 12,537.559 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Debit (MYR mn) 8,316.400 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Net (MYR mn) -12,270.652 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income: Credit (MYR mn) 5,719.140 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Goods: Net (MYR mn) 34,026.996 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Financial Acc: Financial Derivatives (MYR mn) -202.722 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: Reserves Assets (MYR mn) -4,911.400 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: GS: Services: Debit (MYR mn) 43,788.036 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI): Net (MYR mn) -14,740.743 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: CA: PI: Debit (MYR mn) 39,997.659 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
External Debt: Serv: Repayment: ML Term: Total (MYR mn) 96,408.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (ML) (MYR mn) 677,500.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2022
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) 439.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jul 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.8 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 2005 - Jul 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 89.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 8,191.396 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 2005 - Jul 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 135,331.373 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1969 - Jul 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 497,586.725 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1969 - Jul 2022
M2 Growth (%) 5.4 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1970 - Jul 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Aug 2022 monthly Jun 1959 - Aug 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 98,900.0 Aug 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - Aug 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 2.000 Aug 2022 monthly Jun 1959 - Aug 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.5 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - Jul 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 2,300.000 Aug 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Aug 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 510,049.215 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Jul 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 6.6 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Jun 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 561,970.4 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1987 - Jul 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 6.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jul 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) 443,654.415 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Jul 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 5.87 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1997 - Jul 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 120.89 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M3 (MYR mn) 2,222,146.505 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Jul 2022
Banking System: Demand Deposits (MYR mn) 329,103.228 Oct 2018 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2018
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Global Competitiveness Index (Score) 74.602 2019 yearly 2017 - 2019
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 8.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022

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