For the first time, the Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM) publish Labour Market Review (LMR) to fulfil the growing demand for comprehensive labour market information and analysis.
This publication attempts to provide an insight of the Malaysia’s short-term labour market situation and performance on a quarterly basis. The first edition consists of findings for the first quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020). The aim is to bring official statistics to life through reviews and features that highlight the most recent trends in labour supply & demand, labour productivity and other related issues on labour market through impartial commentary and analysis.
It is hoped that this LMR can be use by policy makers, academicians, economists, researchers and other users for studies related to the labour market, as well as can spark interesting discussions among these users.
Chart 1: Labour Force & LFPR, Q1 2018 – Q1 2020
Chart 2: Unemployed & unemployment rate, Q1 2018 – Q1 2020
Chart 3: Jobs, filled job and vacancies, Q1 2018 – Q1 2020
Table 1: Labour productivity, gross domestic product, total employment and total hours worked, Q1 2020, Percentage change from corresponding quarter of preceding year
Full report of Labour Market Review, First Quarter 2020 is accessible and downloadable in PDF.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
21 May 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my