Malaysia labour participation up at 68.6% in August 2019

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 11): Malaysia’s labour force participation rate in August 2019 increased 0.1 percentage points to 68.6 per cent as compared July 2019, said the Department of Statistics.

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the number of the labour force in August 2019 rose 1.8 per cent against August 2018 to 15.71 million persons.

During the same period, employed persons also increased 1.9 per cent to 15.19 million persons, he added.

"The unemployment rate in August 2019 remained at 3.3 per cent. During this month, the number of unemployed accounted for 520.2 thousand persons, decreased 0.9 per cent as compared to the previous month,” he said in a statement today.