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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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total Paid Hours
Worked Per Employee










  Annual Average 46.2 46.2 46.2 46.2 46.0 45.6 45.5 45.1 44.8 44.7 n.a
  As at Mar 46.2 46.2 46.2 46.2 45.9 45.6 45.5 45.2 44.8 44.6 44.4
  As at Jun 46.3 46.2 46.4 46.3 46.1 45.6 45.6 45.2 44.9 44.7 n.a
  As at Sep 46.3 46.2 46.2 46.2 46.0 45.6 45.6 45.1 44.9 44.7 n.a
  As at Dec 46.2 46.1 46.2 46.2 ​45.8 45.5 45.3 45.0 44.7 44.7 n.a
Paid Overtime Hours
Worked Per Employee










  Annual Average 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.7 n.a
  As at Mar 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.4
  As at Jun 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.7 n.a
  As at Sep 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.8 n.a
  As at Dec 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.7 n.a
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Source: Paid Hours Worked (Per Week) - 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 figures obtained at quarterly intervals.
  • n.a. = Not available

Usual Hours Worked
(Per Week) 

Mid Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 ​2017 2018 ​2019
Usual Hours Worked Per
Employed Resident










     Total 45.6 46.6 45.9 45.6 45.3 44.3 44.2 43.4​ 43.2​ 43.0 42.9
     Full-Time 47.9 49.2 48.6 48.2 48.0 47.1 47.0 ​46.1 ​45.9 45.8 45.8
     Part-Time 21.1 21.6 21.6 21.5 21.5 21.3 21.1 ​21.3 ​20.6 20.9 21.1
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

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.
  • Full-time refers to employment where the normal hours of work is at least 35 hours a week. Part-time refers to employment where the normal hours of work is less than 35 hours a week.
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