Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA)
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What is the function of ILMIA?

ILMIA serves as an information centre for labour data and analysis for the Malaysian labour market. At ILMIA, we are responsible for ensuring that data is accurate and up to date as well as facilitating data sharing with users. ILMIA is also the agency responsible for conducting research / studies on the labour market in Malaysia. The results of these studies will be published and used as a guide for policy-making relating to national labour.

What kind of data can be obtained from ILMIA?

Among the data that are available are data on key labour market indicators, supply and demand by economic sectors and NKEAs, average wage according to sectors, and skills by occupation.

Who uses ILMIA Portal?

ILMIA aims to inform users that are government, independent researchers, self-employed and employers, employees, students and public. The ILMIA portal can be used by all categories of user and strives to use language that is simple, non-technical and easily understood by all.

From where does ILMIA source the data that it analyses?

Data sources are obtained principally from several government agencies such as the Department of Statistics, Ministry of Education, Bank Negara Malaysia, the Economic Planning Unit, Ministry of Human Resources and others, including the private sector if made available.

What is the difference between the terms 'Labour Force' and 'Workforce'?

The term 'labour force' refers to all people in Malaysia aged between 15 and 64 years who are at work or unemployed. The 'Workforce' is another category which includes those who do any work for pay, profit or family gain (whether as employer, employee, self-employed or unpaid family worker).

What is the definition of 'Unemployment' and the 'Unemployment Rate'?

  • 'Unemployment' means the population aged between 15 and 64 years in the labour force category who are willing to, and actively looking for, work.
  • 'Unemployment rate' means the number of unemployed compared to the total labour force expressed as a percentage.

What is meant by 'Outside The Labour Force' and how does it differ from unemployment?

'Outside the labour force' refers to those who are not classified as employed or unemployed, such as housewives, students, retirees and those not interested in finding employment. Unemployed, on the other hand, means those who have yet to get a job but are willing to, and actively seeking, work.

Is the unemployment rate in Malaysia better than in other countries?

Overall, the unemployment rate in Malaysia is on average 3.4% (2016). This rate is lower than that in Australia (5.8%) and Brazil (5.6%). Malaysia's unemployment rate is basically stable and some would consider that full employment in the economy has been achieved. Although, in principle, a lower unemployment rate indicates the economy is steady, the unemployment rate will not reduce to zero as there will always be unemployment due to frictions or timing lags, as a result of, for example, employees moving to new jobs or changes in technology.

How can i get hold of books published by ILMIA?

Books and journals published by ILMIA are available online (softcopy) in the publications section. In addition, users can apply in writing or visit ILMIA's office to get printed copies.

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Selected Critical Occupations List

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Top 3 Sectors
Attract Female employees



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Perlis has lowest Labour Force Participation Rate whilst Putrajaya has the highest

Putrajaya 59.9%

Perlis 39.9%

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Education Sector and Mining & Quarrying Sector have Highest Median Salary & Wages

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Indicators Quarter 1/2017 Quarter 2/2017
Working Age Population (‘000) 21,963.9 22,049.7
Labour Force (‘000) 14,870.1 14,926.4
Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) (%) 67.7 67.7
Outside Labour Force (%) 32.3 32.3
Employment Rate (%) 96.5 96.6
Unemployment Rate (%) 3.5 3.4
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Core Indicators

Core indicators follow the Key Indicators of Labour Market or KILM that derived 17 indicators from national labour market data which include measures of employment, variables relating to employment.

Education & Training

This bin comprises of student intake, enrollment, and output of graduates related to academic and TVET institutions. It is still under construction and will be up soon.

Jobs

Provides information on the jobs most in demand and the critical skills sought by employers in selected economic sub-sectors and corridors resulting from human capital development studies by ILMIA.

Salaries & Wages

The bin provides information on salaries and wages collected by different salary guides sources.

Interactive Charts

The Interactive Charting tool allows users to build customised charts to show comparisons against a range of labour market indicators.

LMI States & Sectors

Provides labour market information across 13 states and federal territories and 21 MSIC sectors in Malaysia.

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