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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Singapore

Singapore Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 2.2 % 1Q/22
Employed Persons 3643 Thousand Person | 3.643 Million Person 2021
Employment Change  41.1 Thousand Person 1Q/22
Unemployed Persons 124 Thousand Persons | 0.124 Million Persons 2021


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Singapore - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Singapore?

  • Unemployment Rate in Singapore decreased to 2.2 % in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 6 % and minimum was 1.4 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Ministry of Manpower.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.2 1Q/22 28.04.2022
2.4 4Q/21 28.01.2022
2.6 3Q/21 18.01.2022
2.7 2Q/21 30.07.2021
2.9 1Q/21 28.04.2021
3.3 4Q/20 28.01.2021
3.6 3Q/20 30.10.2020
2.8 2Q/20 29.07.2020


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 increased to 3643 Thousand Person (3.643 Million Person) in 2021. 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
3643 2021 12.02.2022
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 increased by 41.1 Thousand Person in the first quarter of 2022. 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
41.1 1Q/22 30.04.2022
54.1 4Q/21 29.01.2022
-9.4 3Q/21 18.01.2022
-19.3 2Q/21 31.07.2021
6.7 1Q/21 01.05.2021
-13.4 4Q/20 30.01.2021
-32.1 3Q/20 31.10.2020
-122 2Q/20 01.08.2020


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 decreased to 124 Thousand Persons (0.124 Million Persons) in 2021. 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
124 2021 05.02.2022
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/21 4588.784 USD/Month 3953.279
Job Vacancies 4Q/21 114 K 105.5
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/21 23.3 % 23.2
Kyrgyzstan Mar/22 3 % 2.9
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 1Q/22 25 % 24
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2020 0.31 % 2.4
China 1Q/22 6.1 % 5.8
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 7.8 % 7.6
Israel Apr/22 3.5 % 3.8
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Apr/22 2.7 % 2.7
Taiwan Apr/22 3.68 % 3.7
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/21 14.5 % 15
Hong Kong Apr/22 5.4 % 5
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Mar/22 2.6 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Mar/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Apr/22 3.5 % 3.5
Malaysia Mar/22 4.1 % 4.1
Philippines 1Q/22 5.8 % 6.4
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 1Q/22 2.2 % 2.4
Sri Lanka 4Q/21 4.6 % 5.2
Thailand Mar/22 1.53 % 1.64
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 4Q/21 8.9 % 9.6
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/21 6.9 % 6.6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2020 4.7 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 8.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 4Q/21 8.1 % 9.5