Work force participation rate in January 2017 was 67.7 per cent which is marginal increase of 0.1 percentage points compared to the previous month. Year-o
n-year comparison showed that work force participation rate in January 2017 was the same as recorded in January 2016. This mean that there is not much changed in labour force.
Unemployment rate for January 2017 remained at 3.5 per cent. Meanwhile, year-on-year comparison, unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than January 2016. This maybe due to the slow down of the economic. On a seasonally adjusted month-on-month basis, the unemployment rate in January 2017 was 3.3 per cent, a decreased of 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous month.