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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Encik Sahabuzan Bin Hassan

Encik Sahabuzan Bin Hassan

Principal Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182381
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Encik Baharuddin Bin Mamat

Encik Baharuddin Bin Mamat

Principal Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182407
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Cik Zurina Binti Ahmad Taib

Cik Zurina Binti Ahmad Taib

Senior Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182413
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Puan Maslina binti Mohd Basir

Puan Maslina binti Mohd Basir

Principal Assistant Director
Coordination & Data Collection Unit

Tel: 603-83182396
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Encik Ahmad Badri bin Jaafar @ Ismail

Encik Ahmad Badri bin Jaafar @ Ismail

Principal Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182182
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Puan Noraffizan Binti Abdullah

Puan Noraffizan Binti Abdullah

Assistant Administrative Officer
Tel: 603-83182379
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Stevincent Freddy Baru

Stevincent Freddy Baru

Principal Assistant Director
Coordination & Data Collection Unit

Tel: 603-83182397
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Pn Zuraini Binti Abu Kassim

Pn Zuraini Binti Abu Kassim

Principal Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182410
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Encik Abd Rahim Bin Ahmad

Encik Abd Rahim Bin Ahmad

Senior Administrative Assistant

Tel: 603-83182416
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Dr Sivanes Pari a/p Ramiah

Dr Sivanes Pari a/p Ramiah

Senior Assistant Director
National Accounts and Labour Productivity Unit

Tel: 603-83182429
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Encik Ab Razak Bin Othman

Encik Ab Razak Bin Othman

Principal Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182401
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Puan Siti Aishah Binti Nordin

Puan Siti Aishah Binti Nordin

Administrative Assistant

Tel: 603-83182433
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Encik Noor Iskandar Bin Zubir

Encik Noor Iskandar Bin Zubir

Senior Assistant Director
Coordination & Data Collection Unit

Tel:603-83182436
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Puan Syarifah Nor Rahimah Binti Syed Abd Rahim

Puan Syarifah Nor Rahimah Binti Syed Abd Rahim

Administrative Assistant (Finance)

Tel: 603-83182405
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Dr. Balasubramaniam a/l A.Tarumaraja

Dr. Balasubramaniam a/l A.Tarumaraja

Principal Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182379
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Cik Ratana Binti Sarimin

Cik Ratana Binti Sarimin

Senior Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182419
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Encik Mahadir Bin A. Halim

Encik Mahadir Bin A. Halim

Driver

Tel: 603-83182431
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Puan Nor Wahidah Binti Nor Azelan

Puan Nor Wahidah Binti Nor Azelan

Assistant Director
Population, Employment and Labour Market Unit

Tel: 603-83182413
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Encik Kumaresan a/l Manikam

Encik Kumaresan a/l Manikam

Statistician
Population, Employment and Labour Market Unit

Tel: 603-83182418
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Encik Sayed Amirul Hazri Bin Sayed Mohamad

Encik Sayed Amirul Hazri Bin Sayed Mohamad

General Office Assistant

Tel: 603-83182431
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En. Mohd Nazran Bin Yahya

En. Mohd Nazran Bin Yahya

Senior Assistant Director

Tel: 603-83182429
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Encik Asri bin Ab Rahman

Encik Asri bin Ab Rahman

Director

Tel: 603-83182375
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Puan Norhazlina binti Mohd Nazir

Puan Norhazlina binti Mohd Nazir

Office Secretary

Tel: 603-83182076
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Encik Mohd Azmi Muhammud

Encik Mohd Azmi Muhammud

Deputy Director I

Tel: 603-83182406
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Dr. Lee Chee Sung

Dr. Lee Chee Sung

Advisor

Tel: 603-83182390
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Encik Mohd Nizar Zakaria

Encik Mohd Nizar Zakaria

Deputy Director II

Tel: 603-83182400
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