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Summary Table: Job Vacancy
Released on:15/9/2021 10:25 AM

​​​​Summary Tabl​​​e: Job Vacancy

Job vacancy statistics measure unmet demand for manpower.

The changes over time can reflect occupational shifts in the economy.

Data on job vacancy offer insights on the changes in manpower demand, helping job seekers and employers make more informed decisions.​

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Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015​ 2016​ 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Job Vacancy ('000)​
  Annual Average​ 52.7 48.6 55.4 63.3 59.3 49.5 48.8 57.9 52.9 48.9
n.a.
  Seasonally Adjusted
​​  As at Mar 52.3 48.7 53.0 62.2 65.5 50.7 47.0 54.1
56.8
46.1
68.4
  As at Jun 55.1 47.1 51.7 63.4 62.3 49.8 49.3
57.8
53.7
42.9
92.1
  As at Sep 48.9 51.1 56.8 62.3 55.6 50.1 49.6
59.1
49.4
49.8
n.a.
  As at Dec 55.7 47.6 60.4 65.5 53.9 47.0 48.9
60.3 51.7
54.5
n.a.
Job Vacancy Rate (%)​​
  Annual Average 2.8 2.5 2.7 ​3.0 2.8 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.5
2.4
n.a.
 ​ Seasonally Adjusted​
  As at Mar 2.9 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.6
2.6
2.2 3.4
  As at Jun 3.0 2.4 2.6 3.1 2.8 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.5
2.1 4.7
  As at Sep 2.7 2.6 2.8 ​3.0 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.8 2.3 2.5 n.a.
  As at Dec 2.8 2.3 3.0 3.1 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.8 2.3
2.6
n.a.
Job Vacancy to Unemployed
Person Ratio
(Seasonally Adjusted)​
  Annual Average 1.21 1.07 1.28 1.38 1.24 0.91 0.87 1.07 0.91 0.65
n.a.
  As at Mar​ 1.30 1.03 1.15 1.32 1.41 1.04
0.79
1.02
1.02
0.66
0.96
  As at Jun​ 1.24 0.98 1.19 1.41 1.24 0.90 0.84 1.09
0.92
0.55
1.63
  As at Sep​ 1.15 1.23 1.40 1.41 1.18 0.93 0.92
1.09
0.87
0.63
n.a.
  As at Dec​ 1.16 1.04 1.40 1.39 1.12 0.78 0.94
1.08
0.82 0.75
n.a.
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

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.
  • Data on job vacancy to unemployed persons ratio has been adjusted to reflect the whole economy.
  • The seasonally adjusted figures are derived using X-12 ARIMA to remove the seasonal influences in the data series. The seasonally adjusted figures are subject to annual revisions when the latest set of seasonal factors is updated, taking into account observations for the latest available year.​
  • Annual figures are the simple averages of the​ non-seasonally adjusted figures obtained at quarterly intervals.
  • n.a. = Not available
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