Skip navigation
  • FirefoxTry Yahoo Finance on Firefox »
  • Economic Calendar Terms

    JP Unemployment rate

    Ministry of Public Management,
    Home Affairs, Posts and Telecoms
    1-2, Kasumigaseki 2-chome
    Chiyoda-City
    Tokyo 100-8926

    Unemployment per cent of total labour force. Labour force status: Population 15 years old and over is classified as follows according to the activity in which each person was engaged during the survey week. Unemployed: Persons who did not work at all during the survey week, but were currently available for work and were actively seeking a job or were waiting for the results of the past job-seeking activity. Labour force: The employed plus the unemployed. Ratio of unemployed in labour force: (Unemployed) / (Labour Force) * 100