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Malaysia’s labour force participation rate steady at 68%

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As of May 2017, Malaysia’s labour force participation rate (LFPR) was 67.8%, representing an increase of 0.1 percentage points, compared to the previous month. Year-on-year, the LFPR in May 2017 increased a similar 0.1 percentage points against May 2016.

This data was produced by Malaysia’s Department of Statistics (DOSM) in its latest study of the national workforce, also finding that unemployment rate remains pegged at 3.4%, noting no change either year-on-year, or seasonally adjusted month-on-month basis.

The survey comprises the economically active (aged 15 to 64 years) and inactive population, using the actual status approach to measure data, i.e. where a person is classified on the basis of his labour force activity during the reference week.

In another report dated 12 July by DOSM, data has been provided for the manufacturing sector, which employs 1,051,923 employees, with the sales value per employee at RM58,863:

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