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Summary Table: Employment
Released on:17/6/2022 10:20 AM

​​​​​​Summary Table: Employment

The number of persons in employment tells us about the economy's ability to create jobs.

The change in employment sheds light on the impact of economic changes on the labour market. In particular, the breakdown of employment by sectors helps identify sectors where employment is growing or falling. ​



Year​ 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Employment Level as at
  Year-end ('000)
3,357.6 3,493.8 3,623.9 3,656.2 3,673.1 3,669.4 3,714.8 3,784.3 3,603.3 3​​,643.5 n.a.
  Employment Distribution​
  by Sector as at Year-end (%)
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 ​ 100.0
  Manufacturing 15.9 15.5 14.8 14.1 13.6 13.4 13.1 12.8 12.5 12.3 n.a.
  Construction​ 13.1 13.7 13.6 13.7 13.3 12.3 12.0 12.1 11.2 11.2
n.a.
  Services 70.2 70.1 70.8 71.4 72.3 73.6 74.2 74.4 75.6
75.7
n.a.
  Others 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 n.a.
  Employment Change ('000)









  Annual 129.1 136.2 130.1 32.3 16.8 -3.6 45.3 69.7 -181.0 40.2 n.a.
  1st Qtr 27.2 28.9 28.4 -6.1 13.0 -6.8 3.7 13.8 -25.4 13.9 47.4
  2nd Qtr 31.7 33.7 27.7 9.7 4.2 -7.3 6.5 6.8 -113.5 -19.9
n.a.
  3rd Qtr 26.2 33.1 33.4 12.6 -2.7 -2.3 19.3 27.5 -34.4​ -8.4
n.a.
  4th Qtr 44.0 40.6 40.7 16.1 2.3 12.7 15.9 21.6 -7.8 54.6 n.a.
  Employment Change (excl MDW) ('000)









  Annual 125.8 131.3 122.1 23.3 8.6 -10.7 38.3 61.7 -166.6 41.4 n.a.
  1st Qtr 25.3 28.5 25.9 -8.6 9.5 -9.4 0.4 11.1 -25.8 12.1 42.0
  2nd Qtr 31.6 32.7 26.3 7.6 2.1 -7.9 6.5 7.5 -103.8 -16.3 n.a.
  3rd Qtr 27.0 32.3 31.5 10.5 -4.2 -4.1 16.7 23.2 -29.1 -2.4 n.a.
  4th Qtr 42.0 37.9 38.3 13.7 1.2 10.7 14.7 19.9 -7.9 47.9 n.a.
Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

Annual Employment Change by Industry and Residential Status ('000)​
Employment
Level ('000)​
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ​Dec 2021​
Overall
Total 122.6 129.1 136.2 130.1 32.3 16.8 -3.6 45.3 69.7 -181.0 40.2 3,643.5
Total (excl MDW) 117.7 125.8 131.3 122.1 23.3 8.6 -10.7 38.3 61.7 -166.6 41.4​ 3,397.2​​
     Resident 37.9 58.7 82.9 96.0 0.7 11.2 21.3 27.4 28.3 14.9 71.3 2,443.1​
Non-Resident 84.8 70.4 53.3 34.0 31.6 5.7 -24.9 17.9 41.5 -195.9 -31.1​ 1,200.4
Non-Resident (excl MDW) 79.8 67.1 48.4 26.0 22.6 -2.5 -32.0 10.9 33.4 -181.5 -30.0 954.1
Manufacturing
Total 5.8 8.3 4.8 -3.9 -21.2 -14.4 -10.9 -2.4 -2.1 -37.8 -1.6 449.2
     Resident -0.5 -1.0 1.4 0.7 -6.6 -5.6 -1.0 -1.8 -2.0 -3.6 0.1 241.9​
Non-Resident 6.3 9.4 3.4 -4.6 -14.5 -8.7 -9.9 -0.6 -0.1 -34.2 -1.7​ 207.3​
Construction
Total 21.8 40.4 38.5 14.7 7.2 -11.3 -38.3 -7.1 12.6 -51.8 4.3 408.2
     Resident 2.2 5.5 6.6 5.1 0.5 -1.3 -5.5 -1.7 -1.4 1.0 2.5​ 117.9​
Non-Resident 19.7 34.9 31.9 9.7 6.7 -10.0 -32.8 -5.4 14.0 -52.8 1.8 290.3
Services
Total 94.2​ 78.6​ 91.2 118.5​ 45.6 42.8 46.0 54.9 59.4 -91.1 36.8 2,759.4
Total (excl MDW) 89.2 75.3 86.3 110.5 36.6 34.6 39.0 47.8 51.3 -76.7 37.9 2,513.1
     Resident 35.5 52.7 73.5 89.8 6.4 18.4 28.3 31.2 31.9 17.4 67.9​ 2,061.2
Non-Resident
58.6 25.9​ 17.7​ 28.7​ 39.2 24.4 17.7 23.7 27.5 -108.5 -31.2 698.2
Non-Resident (excl MDW) 53.7 22.6 12.8 20.7 30.2 16.2 10.7 16.6 19.4 ​-94.1
-30.0​ 451.9​
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ​Dec 2021

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

Notes:​
  • Data are compiled primarily from administrative records, with the self-employed estimated from the Labour Force Survey.
  • The industries are classified based on SSIC 2015.
  • Residents refer to to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
  • Change in employment is the difference in the employment level at the end of the reference period compared with the end of the preceding period.
  • Data for the three major sectors do not add up to the total as the latter includes Agriculture, Fishing, Quarrying, Utilities and Sewerage & Waste Management.
  • 'excl MDW' refers to excluding migrant domestic workers.
  • Data may not necessarily add up to total due to rounding.
  • p = Preliminary
  • n.a. = Not available
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