Jobless rate to dip by year-end, predict economists


Ragananthini Vethasalam

Economists predict unemployment to worsen temporarily because of the MCO before receding to around 4% by year-end. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 11, 2021.

THE unemployment rate is expected to decline in the latter half of 2021 as the economy recovers, said economists.

Joblessness could dip to around 4% by year-end, they said. It was 4.8% in December.


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