Selangor Journal
People are seen adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) by wearing face masks in public, amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Kuala Lumpur, on October 8, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

Malaysia unemployment rate remains at 4.7 pct in August

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The country’s unemployment rate remained at 4.7 per cent in August 2020, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) announced today.

The number of those unemployed decreased marginally by 3,500 persons to 741,600 during the month compared to July, it said in the latest labour force statistics report.

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin said employment continued to increase, reflecting the resumption of more economic activities starting July 2020 including tourism, education as well as arts, entertainment and recreational activities.

“During the month, the number of employed persons went up by 0.5 per cent to 15.15 million compared with 0.6 per cent recorded in July 2020, following job gains in the services sector, particularly in wholesale and retail trade, accommodation and food and beverages as well as information and communication activities,” he said.


— Bernama 

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