Economic Focus – Malaysian Employment Statistics

Employment 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Number Employed (‘000) 9535.0 9542.6 9869.7 9979.5 10045.4
Number Unemployed (‘000) 357.1 343.5 369.8 366.6 368.1
Total Labour Force (‘000) 9892.1 9886.2 10239.6 10346.2 10413.4
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.5%

Source: Yearbook of Statistics, 2006

Employment by Sector (‘000) 2005
Agriculture, Hunting, and Forestry 1355.2
Manufacturing 1989.3
Construction 904.4
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles and Personal and Household Goods 1620.3
Hotels and Restaurants 671.8
Transport, Storage, and Communication 544.7
Other Sectors 2959.7
Total 10045.4

Source: Yearbook of Statistics, 2006

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