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Summary Table: Labour Turnover

Recruitment and resignation rates are measures of labour turnover.

When job openings are plentiful, resignation and recruitment rates tend to be high, reflecting movement of workers between jobs. Conversely, the rates tend to be low during periods of economic downturn. 

 

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Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Average Monthly Recruitment Rate (%)
  Annual Average 2.8 2.2 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.1 n.a.
  1st Qtr 2.8 1.9 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.2
  2nd Qtr 3.2 2.1 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.5
  3rd Qtr 3.1 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.2 2.2 n.a.
  4th Qtr 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.1 n.a.
Average Monthly Resignation Rate (%)
  Annual Average 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 n.a.
  1st Qtr 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8
  2nd Qtr 2.3 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0
  3rd Qtr 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 n.a.
  4th Qtr 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 n.a.
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Source: Labour Market Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM
Latest figures published in: Labour Market Report

Notes:
  • Data pertain to private sector establishments (each with at least 25 employees) and the public sector.
  • Annual figures are the simple averages of the quarterly figures.
  • n.a. = Not available
 
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