Forecasting of unemployment rate in Malaysia using Univariate and Box-Jenkin's method / Nur Izzati Iezudin, Nurul Lina Natasha Mohd Rizuan and Nur Azzarina Mohamad

Iezudin, Nur Izzati and Mohd Rizuan, Nurul Lina Natasha and Mohamad, Nur Azzarina (2019) Forecasting of unemployment rate in Malaysia using Univariate and Box-Jenkin's method / Nur Izzati Iezudin, Nurul Lina Natasha Mohd Rizuan and Nur Azzarina Mohamad. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Unemployment is serious matters for all countries in the world, particularly developing
countries with higher populations, have to take seriously, regardless of whether its effect
is critical or controlling. ln this study, forecasting time series data is being used to
determine the utility of this approach in forecasting and estimating the unemployment
rate in Malaysia. There are three objectives in this study. Firstly, to develop model of
unemployment rate in Malaysia by using Univariate Modelling techniques and BoxJenkins method. Besides that, it is to identify the best model between Univariate
Modelling techniques by using Double Exponential Smoothing technique and Holt's
method, and also Box-Jenkins method. Lastly, the unemployment rate is to be forecast
for the coming year on the basis of the selected best model. The aim of this study is to
identify the best model for forecasting unemployment rate in Malaysia, since there is no
appropriate model that has declared to be the right model for estimating the
unemployment rate in future. The scope of this study is the unemployment rate population in Malaysia. The error measures that used in this study are Mean Square Error (MSE), Root Mean Square Error (RMSE), Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) and Geometric Root Mean Squared Error (GRMSE) by selecting the lowest value of error measure. The lowest error measure will be used to identify which forecasting method that suitable to predict the unemployment rate in Malaysia. The findings showed that the best model is ARIMA(2,l ,3) from the Box-Jenkins method since it indicated the smallest value of all error measures value.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Iezudin, Nur Izzati
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Mohd Rizuan, Nurul Lina Natasha
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Mohamad, Nur Azzarina
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Mathematical statistics. Probabilities
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Multivariate analysis. Cluster analysis. Longitudinal method
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis > Analytical methods used in the solution of physical problems
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Seremban Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Management Mathematics
Item ID: 39357
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forecasting, unemployment rate, Malaysia, Univariate, Box-Jenkin's method
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39357

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