Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said on Monday the labour force participation rate in January 2019 increased by 0.1 percentage point to 68.6% on-month and increased by 0.4 percentage points on-year.
In the report on the key statistics of the labour force, he said the number of workers in the labour force in January this year rose by 2.1% from a year ago to 15.51 million persons.
During the same period, the number of employed persons increased by 2.2% to 14.99 million persons.
Mohd Uzir said the unemployment rate in January 2019 remained at 3.3% since September 2018.
The number of unemployed persons was 515,600, down by 0.2% from a year ago.
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