Labour force participation increases to 68.8% y-o-y

13 Jan 2020 / 12:07 H.

PETALING JAYA: The labour force participation rate in November 2019 increased 0.4 percentage points to 68.8% as compared to 68.4% at the same time last year, according to the latest numbers released by the Department of Statistics.

“The number of labour force in this month rose 2.4% against November 2018 to 15.83 million persons. During the same period, employed persons also increased 2.5% to 15.32 million persons,” said chief statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin in a statement.

He also said the unemployment rate in November 2019 remained at 3.2% for two consecutive months.

“During this month, the number of unemployed accounted for 513,900 persons, increased 0.4% as compared to the previous month,” he added.

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