Singapore Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Jun 2019
Actual
2.2 %
Forecast
2.2 %
Previous
2.2 %
Frequency
Quarterly
Units In
%
Next Release
Dec 13, 2019
Time to Release
2 Months 19 Days 6 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
6 %}
Mar 1986
1.4 %
Jun 1997
2.43 %1986 - 2019N/A
In Singapore, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

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Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.2 percent in the June quarter 2019, unchanged from the previous two periods and in line with the preliminary estimate, final figure showed. This remained the highest jobless rate since the second quarter 2017 on the back of rising global economic headwinds, with job vacancies falling for the second straight quarter as hiring sentiments turned cautious.

Singapore Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 12, 201903:18Singapore Q2 Jobless Rate Confirmed at 2.2% for 3rd Quarter
Jul 26, 201904:47Singapore Q2 Jobless Rate Steady at 2.2% for the 3rd Quarter
Jun 13, 201905:55Singapore Q1 Jobless Rate Confirmed at 1-1/2 Year-High
Apr 26, 201903:31Singapore Q1 Jobless Rate Stays at 1-1/2-Year High

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Average Weekly Hours
44.8
Dec 2018
45.1
Dec 2017
44.8
Dec 2018
46.3
Dec 2008
Yearly2007 - 2018
Employment Change
5.5
Jun 2019
13.4
Mar 2019
-26
Jun 2003
73.2
Mar 2008
Thousands PersonQuarterly1994 - 2019
Job Vacancies
48,500
Jun 2019
54,700
Mar 2019
12,000
Jun 2003
67,400
Sep 2014
Quarterly1990 - 2019
Productivity
99.5
Jun 2019
110.8
Mar 2019
51.7
Jun 1980
110.8
Mar 2019
Index PointsQuarterly1980 - 2019
Labor Force Participation Rate
67.7
Dec 2018
67.7
Dec 2017
55.3
Dec 1970
68.3
Dec 2015
%Yearly1970 - 2018
Labour Costs
99.5
Jun 2019
110.8
Mar 2019
51.7
Jun 1980
110.8
Mar 2019
Index PointsQuarterly1980 - 2019

Unemployment Rate across Asia

Unemployment Rate global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
8.8
Dec 2018
8.8
Dec 2017
6.7
Dec 2009
12.4
Dec 1993
%Yearly1991 - 2018
Azerbaijan
5.2
Dec 2018
5
Dec 2017
4.5
Dec 1996
11.8
Dec 2000
%Yearly1991 - 2018
Bangladesh
4.3
Dec 2018
4.2
Dec 2017
2.2
Dec 1991
5.1
Dec 1997
%Yearly1991 - 2018
Bhutan
2.4
Dec 2017
2.5
Dec 2016
1.15
Dec 1997
4
Dec 2010
%Yearly1995 - 2017
Brunei
9.2
Dec 2018
9.3
Dec 2017
4.7
Dec 1991
9.3
Dec 2017
%Yearly1991 - 2018
Cambodia
0.1
Dec 2017
0.2
Dec 2016
0.1
Dec 2017
2.5
Dec 2000
%Yearly1994 - 2017
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