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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Singapore

Singapore Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.3 % 4Q/20
Employed Persons 3598 Thousand Person | 3.598 Million Person 2020
Employment Change  -13.4 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 140 Thousand Persons | 0.14 Million Persons 2020


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Singapore - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Singapore?

  • Unemployment Rate in Singapore decreased to 3.3 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 6 % and minimum was 1.4 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Ministry of Manpower.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.3 4Q/20 28.01.2021
3.6 3Q/20 30.10.2020
2.8 2Q/20 29.07.2020
2.4 1Q/20 29.04.2020
2.3 4Q/19 30.01.2020
2.3 3Q/19 29.10.2019
2.2 1Q/19 26.04.2019
2.2 4Q/18 31.01.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Singapore by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Halimah Yacob 14.09.2017 - 2.1000 2.0000 2.2000 2.0000 -4.76%
Tony Tan 01.09.2011 - 31.08.2017 2.0000 2.2000 2.2000 1.8000 10.00%
S. R. Nathan 01.09.1999 - 01.09.2011 3.0000 2.1000 4.8000 1.7000 -30.00%
Ong Teng Cheong 01.09.1993 - 01.09.1999 1.8000 2.7000 3.4000 1.4000 50.00%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Singapore - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Singapore?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Singapore decreased to 3598 Thousand Person (3.598 Million Person) in 2020. The maximum rate was 3778 Thousand Person and minimum was 1714 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Yearly by Ministry of Manpower.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
3598 2020 30.01.2021
3778 2019 08.02.2020
3716 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Singapore by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (Thousand Person)

Employment Change 
                     Singapore - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is Employment Change rate in Singapore?

  • Employment Change in Singapore decreased by 13.4 Thousand Person in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 73.2 Thousand Person and minimum was -122 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Ministry of Manpower.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
-13.4 4Q/20 30.01.2021
-32.1 3Q/20 31.10.2020
-122 2Q/20 01.08.2020
-19.5 1Q/20 02.05.2020
18.3 4Q/19 08.02.2020
26.7 3Q/19 29.10.2019
14.7 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (Thousand Person)

Employment Change  in Singapore by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Singapore - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Singapore?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Singapore increased to 140 Thousand Persons (0.14 Million Persons) in 2020. The maximum rate was 140 Thousand Persons and minimum was 25.8 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Yearly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
140 2020 30.01.2021
111 2019 08.02.2020
100 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Singapore by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Singapore

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2021 62 62
Wages 4Q/20 4418.531 USD/Month 3920.065
Job Vacancies 4Q/20 55.1 K 53.3
Labor Force Participation Rate 2020 68.1 % 68

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/20 24.7 % 23.9
Kyrgyzstan Dec/20 3 % 3
Mongolia 4Q/20 7.6 % 7.3
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 4Q/20 23.4 % 28.5
Tajikistan Nov/19 2.1 % 2.1
Cambodia 2019 2.4 % 0.1
China 1Q/21 5.3 % 5.5
Georgia 2020 18.5 % 17.6
India 2021 6.5 % 6.9
Israel Feb/21 5.1 % 4.6
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Mar/21 3.9 % 4
Taiwan Feb/21 3.73 % 3.75
Vietnam 4Q/20 2.37 % 2.5
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/20 16 % 18.1
Hong Kong Feb/21 7.2 % 7
Indonesia 3Q/20 7.07 % 4.99
Japan Feb/21 2.9 % 2.9
Kazakhstan Dec/20 4.9 % 5
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Feb/21 2.9 % 2.7
Malaysia Feb/21 4.8 % 4.9
Philippines 1Q/21 8.7 % 8.7
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 4Q/20 3.3 % 3.6
Sri Lanka 3Q/20 5.8 % 5.4
Thailand Dec/20 1.5 % 2
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.8
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2019 4.8 % 5.2
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/20 7.4 % 8.5
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2019 3.3 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2019 3.9 % 3.8
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2019 2.7 % 3.4
Brunei 2019 9.1 % 8.9
Mauritius 4Q/20 10.4 % 10.6