Malaysia's jobless rate up slightly

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  • Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017

Working people: The Statistics Department said that in December 2016, 14,276,700 people were employed out of the country’s total labour force of 14,788,900.

PETALING JAYA: The country’s unemployment rate has inched up by 0.1 percentage points to 3.5% in December 2016 compared to the previous month, according to the Statistics Department.

On a year-on-year comparison, the unemployment rate was also up 0.1 percentage point from December 2015.

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