KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 (Bernama) — The labour force participation rate in August 2015 increased a marginal 0.3 per cent to 67.8 per cent compared with 67.5 per cent in July, the Department of Statistics said in its labour force for August 2015.
The rise was due to the 0.7 per cent increase recorded in the number of persons employed (13.9 million) in the labour market during the month in review, it said in a statement.
“Year-on-year comparison showed that the labour force participation rate increased 0.7 percentage points compared with 67.1 per cent in Aug 2014,” it said
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.2 per cent from July.
Year-on-year comparison showed that the unemployment rate rose 0.5 percentage points, said the department in its monthly release.
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was flat at 3.3 per cent in August, the department added.