In Q4 2019, Malaysia's labour force comprised 60.8% men (9.59mn) and 39.2% women (6.18mn). These numbers, for both men and women in the workforce, have increased by 60,073 persons and 32,369 persons respectively as compared to Q3 2019 (as shared in the image above).

Among the other highlights of the report by Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) are:

  • A total of 15,77mn people comprised Malaysia's workforce in Q4 2019, representing a yoy increase of 2.1% from Q4 2018, and a qoq increase over the 15.67mn in Q3 2019.
  • The number of people employed increased by 2.2% in Q4 2019, as compared to Q4 2018. Therefore, among a workforce of 15.77mn people, 15.25mn count as 'employed persons'.
  • The total labour force participation rate (LFPR) stands at 69.1%. Of this, men comprised 81.1% LFPR, while women comprised just 56.1% LFPR.

More details are provided in the infographic below:

All images / DOSM