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Summary Table: Hours Worked

The number of hours worked has an impact on workers’ well being and labour productivity. The statistics is important for monitoring working conditions and analysing economic developments.

There are two measures of hours worked namely paid hours worked by employees and usual hours worked by persons in employment, whether paid or not.

 

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Paid Hours Worked
(Per Week)
 
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Paid Hours
Worked Per Employee










  Annual Average 46.3 46.3 46.0 46.2 46.2 46.2 46.2 46.0 45.6 45.5 n.a.
  As at Mar 46.2 46.3 45.6 46.2 46.2 46.2 46.2 45.9 45.6 45.5 45.2
  As at Jun 46.2 46.4 45.9 46.3 46.2 46.4 46.3 46.1 45.6 45.6 45.2
  As at Sep 46.3 46.6 46.2 46.3 46.2 46.2 46.2 46.0 45.6 45.6 45.1
  As at Dec 46.4 46.0 46.2 46.2 46.1 46.2 46.2 ​45.8 45.5 45.3 n.a.
Paid Overtime Hours
Worked Per Employee










  Annual Average 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.3 n.a.
  As at Mar 3.8 3.9 3.1 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.0
  As at Jun 3.8 3.9 3.3 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.4 3.0
  As at Sep 3.9 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.0
  As at Dec 4.0 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.1 n.a.
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Source: Paid Hours Worked (Per Week) - Labour Market Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM
Latest figures published in: Labour Market Report

Notes:
  • There is a break in the series as demarcated by the vertical dashed line. Before 2006, data pertain to private sector establishments each with at least 25 employees. From 2006 onwards, data also include the public sector.
  • Annual figures are the simple averages of the figures obtained at quarterly intervals.
  • n.a. = Not available

Usual Hours Worked
(Per Week) 

Mid Year ​2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ​2016 2017
Usual Hours Worked Per
Employed Resident










     Total 46.4 46.3 45.6 46.6 45.9 45.6 45.3 44.3 44.2 43.4​ 43.2​
     Full-Time 48.3 48.3 47.9 49.2 48.6 48.2 48.0 47.1 47.0 ​46.1 ​45.9
     Part-Time 18.7 19.3 21.1 21.6 21.6 21.5 21.5 21.3 21.1 ​21.3 ​20.6
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Source: Usual Hours Worked (Per Week) - Comprehensive Labour Force Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM
Latest figures published in: Labour Force in Singapore

Notes:
  • Data exclude full-time National Servicemen.
  • Data are for mid-year.
  • Usual hours worked refers to the number of hours that a person usually works in a typical week, regardless of whether he is paid or not.
  • Residents refer to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
  • Before 2009, full-time employment refers to employment where the normal hours of work are at least 30 hours per week while part-time refers to employment where the normal hours of work is less than 30 hours a week. From 2009 onwards, the threshold between full-time and part-time was revised from 30 hours to 35 hours to align with the revised definition in the Employment Act.
  • Data for 2005 are not available as the Comprehensive Labour Force Survey was not conducted due to the conduct of the General Household Survey 2005 by Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade and Industry.
  • June 2007 data have been adjusted based on latest revised population estimates from DOS to facilitate comparisons with June 2008 onwards.
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