73,000 jobs created in 2020, says Statistics Dept

In 2020, employment recorded a marginal increase to 15.1 million persons, while unemployment figures edged up to 711,000 persons, the Statistics Dept says. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 18, 2021.

THE number of jobs created in 2020 decreased by 31,000 to 73,000 from 104,000 jobs created in 2019, reflecting a softer labour demand from businesses in the private sector, said chief statistician Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin.

He said that preliminary numbers based on the average of quarterly labour force statistics indicated employed persons recorded a marginal increase to 15.10 million persons, while the unemployment figures edged up to 711,000 persons.

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