Malaysia’s labour force participation rate falls to 68.5% in July 2019

13 Sep 2019 / 14:41 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s labour force participation rate in July 2019 decreased 0.1 percentage point to 68.5% as compared with the previous month (June 2019), said Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin (pix).

In a statement on the ‘Key Statistics of the Labour Force in Malaysia, July 2019’ released today, Mohd Uzir said, year-on-year labour force participation rate also saw a similar decrease of 0.1% (July 2018: 68.6%).

“The number of labour force in this month (July 2019) rose 2% against July 2018 to 15.70 million persons, while during the same period, employed persons also increased 2% to 15.18 million persons.

“The unemployment rate in July 2019 remained at 3.3%. During this month, the number of unemployed accounted for 524.8 thousand persons, increased 0.7% as compared with the previous month,” he said. — Bernama

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