Singapore Unemployment Rate 1986-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Singapore unchanged at 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2014 from 2.0 percent in the first quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Singapore averaged 2.50 Percent from 1986 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 6 Percent in the first quarter of 1986 and a record low of 1.40 Percent in the second quarter of 1990. Unemployment Rate in Singapore is reported by the Ministry of Manpower Singapore.

   
 
 
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Singapore Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 2.00 6.00 1.40 1986 - 2014 Percent Quarterly
In Singapore, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Singapore Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Singapore Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, September 1, 2014.


Singapore Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 2% in Q2


Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.0 percent in the second quarter of 2014, signaling the labor market in the country remained tight.

Preliminary estimates showed that the overall (2.0%) and citizen (3.0%) seasonally adjusted unemployment rates held steady over the quarter in June 2014, while resident unemployment rate improved slightly (from 2.9% to 2.8%).

Total employment growth moderated in the second quarter of 2014 (22,000) compared to the first quarter (28,300) and a year ago (33,700). This brought total employment to 3,544,200 in June 2014, which was 3.6 percent higher than a year ago but lower than the 4.0 percent in March 2014.
 
Layoffs declined, after rising in the preceding quarter. Some 2,300 workers were made redundant in the second quarter of 2014, lower than the 3,110 workers in the preceding quarter and the 3,080 workers affected in the second quarter of 2013.

Ministry of Manpower l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/31/2014 8:39:21 AM


Recent Releases

Singapore Unemployment Rate Up To 2%
Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 2.0 percent in the first quarter of 2014, up from 1.8 percent in the previous period, and revised from a 2.1 percent flash estimate. Published on 2014-06-13

Singapore Unemployment Rate Rises in Q1
Singapore’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 2.1 percent in the first three months of 2014, up from 1.8 percent recorded in the previous quarter and 1.9 percent a year earlier. Published on 2014-04-30


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-03-14 02:00 AM Singapore
Unemployment Rate - Final
Q4 2013 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8%
2014-04-30 03:00 AM Singapore
Unemployment Rate-Prel
Q1 2014 2.1% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8%
2014-06-13 03:00 AM Singapore
Unemployment Rate - Final
Q1 2014 2.0% 1.8% 2.1% 2.1%
2014-07-31 03:00 AM Singapore
Unemployment Rate
Q2 2014 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.9%
2014-10-30 03:00 AM Singapore
Unemployment Rate
Q3 2014 2.0% 2.1%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.00 6.00 1.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 3492.50 3358.10 3492.50 1714.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 90.70 87.10 124.10 25.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 60500.00 56500.00 61900.00 12000.00 [+]
Productivity 112.06 132.98 136.30 57.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 5108.00 4998.00 5108.00 1302.00 SGD [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 4220.00 4269.00 5056.00 3797.00 SGD [+]
Labour Costs 112.06 132.98 136.30 57.37 Index Points [+]
Population 5.40 5.31 5.40 1.65 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 62.00 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jul/14 6.00 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Jul/14 7.10 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.10 Feb/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.20 Jul/14 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.90 Jul/14 4.90 14.10 4.90 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 2.90 Jul/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 8.80 May/14 9.00 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.40 Jun/14 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.20 Jul/14 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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