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Summary Table: Employment
Released on:31/1/2024 10:25 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​ 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
  Employment Level as at
  Year-end ('000)
3,493.6 3,623.6 3,656.0 3,673.1 3,669.4 3,714.8 3,784.3 3,603.3 3,643.5 3,893.6
4,000.7P
  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 15.5 14.8 14.1 13.6 13.2
13.1
12.9
12.5
12.4
12.5 12.2P
  Construction​ 13.7 13.6 13.7 13.3 12.3 11.9 12.0 11.2 11.2 12.8 13.1P
  Services 70.1 70.8 71.5 72.3 73.8 74.2 74.4 75.6 75.8 74.1 74.1P
  Others 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6P
  Employment Change ('000)









  Annual 136.2 130.1 32.4 17.1
-3.6 45.3
69.5
-181.0
40.2
250.1 107.2P
  1st Qtr 28.9 28.3 -6.1 12.9 -6.8 3.7 13.6
-25.4
13.9
47.4
38.6 
  2nd Qtr 33.7 27.7 9.7 4.2 -7.3 6.5 6.8 -113.5
-19.9
71.1 26.8 
  3rd Qtr 33.1 33.4 12.6 -2.7 -2.3 19.3 27.5
-34.4​ -8.4
83.4
29.2 
  4th Qtr 40.6 40.7 16.1 2.6 12.7 15.9 21.6 -7.8 54.6
48.1 12.6P
  Employment Change (excl MDW) ('000)









  Annual 131.3 122.1 23.3 8.9 -10.7 38.3 61.5 -166.6
41.4 227.8
89.4P
  1st Qtr 28.4 25.9 -8.6 9.5 -9.4 0.4 10.9
-25.8 12.1
42.0
33.0​ 
  2nd Qtr 32.7 26.3 7.6 2.1 -7.9 6.5 7.5 -103.8
-16.3
66.5 24.3 
  3rd Qtr 32.3 31.6 10.6 -4.2 -4.1 16.7 23.2
-29.1 -2.4
75.9 23.6 
  4th Qtr 37.9 38.3 13.7 1.4 10.7 14.6 19.9 -7.9 47.9 43.5 8.4P
Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

Annual Employment Change by Industry and Residential Status ('000)​
Employment
Level ('000)​
Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 ​Dec 2023​
Overall
Total 130.1 32.4 17.1 -3.6 45.3 69.5 -181.0 40.2​ 250.1 107.2​P 4,000.7P
Total (excl MDW) 122.1 23.3 8.9 -10.7 38.3 61.5 -166.6 41.4​ 227.​8​​ 89.4​​P 3,714.4P​​
     Resident 96.1 0.7 11.4 21.3 27.4 28.0 14.9 71.3 26.3 n.a. n.a. 
Non-Resident 34.0 31.6 5.7 -24.9 17.9 41.5 -195.9 -31.1​ 223.8 n.a. n.a. ​
Non-Resident (excl MDW) 26.0 22.6 -2.5 -32.0 10.9 33.4 -181.5 -30.0 201.6 n.a. n.a. 
Manufacturing
Total -4.1
-20.5​ -15.0
-11.1 4.1 -2.1 -37.0
-1.7​ 33.8
0.9P 486.3P
     Resident 0.5
-6.0
-6.1
-1.3
3.4 -2.0 -2.9
0.0
-1.0 n.a. n.a. ​ 
Non-Resident -4.5
-14.4
-8.9
-9.8
0.7 -0.1 -34.1
-1.7​
34.9 n.a. n.a.  ​
Construction
Total 14.7
6.4
-11.8
-38.4
-7.1 12.4 -51.8
4.5 91.3
25.8P
525.1P
     Resident 5.1
-0.1
-1.6
-5.7
-1.7 -1.7 1.0 2.6
1.5 n.a. n.a. 
Non-Resident 9.7
6.5
-10.2
-32.7
-5.4 14.1 -52.7
1.9
89.8 n.a. n.a. 
Services ​​
Total 118.7
46.2
44.0 46.4
48.4 59.4 -92.1
37.3 124.4 80.5P
2,964.8P
Total (excl MDW) 110.7
37.2
35.8
39.4
41.4 51.4 -77.6
38.5 102.1
62.7P
2,678.5P
     Resident 90.0
6.8
19.4
28.9
26.1 32.0 16.6
68.5​ 25.8 n.a. n.a. 
Non-Resident
28.6​ 39.4
24.7
17.5
22.3 27.4 -108.7
-31.1
98.5 n.a. n.a. 
Non-Resident (excl MDW) 20.7 30.4
16.5
10.5
15.3 19.3 ​-94.3
-30.0​ 76.3 n.a. n.a. 
Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 ​Dec 2022

Source: Administrative Records and Labour Force Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM
Latest figures published in: Labour Market Advance​​ ​Re​lea​se​​​​​

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 2020.
  • Residents refer 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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