Perceived and actual unemployment rate in Japan 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on perceived unemployment rate among the working age population in Japan as of October 2018. According to data published by Ipsos, Japanese respondents overestimated the level of unemployment in their country. On average, the respondents thought that around 33 out of every 100 Japanese people of working age were unemployed and looking for work, when the actual unemployment rate was three percent in Japan.

Perceived and actual unemployment rate among working age population in Japan as of October 2018

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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 2,000

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

nationally representative samples

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Survey question:
Out of every 100 people of working age in Japan, about how many do you think are unemployed and looking for work?

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