In particular, there were 15.19mn employed persons as at August this year, a 1.9% rise year-on-year (y-o-y), per the Key Statistics of Labour Force in Malaysia, August 2019.
Overall, the country's labour force participation rate rose 0.1 percentage points (pp) from 68.5% in July 2019 to 68.6% in August, and 0.2pp y-o-y (August 2018: 68.4%).
Unemployment rate remains at 3.3% since May 2019
On the other hand, the unemployment rate in Malaysia remained at 3.3% in August this year, for the fourth consecutive month. That said, there was a drop in the number of unemployed persons accounted for (520,200), a 0.9% drop month-on-month.
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