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​Summary Table: 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 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015​ 2016​ 2017 2018
Job Vacancy ('000)
  Annual Average 37.8 30.4 44.2 52.7 48.6 55.4 63.3 59.3 49.5 48.8 57.9
  As at Mar 40.9 22.9 37.3 49.3 46.8 51.1 60.5 63.7 49.2 45.3 52.1
  As at Jun 42.3 26.1 45.1 55.9 47.3 52.1 63.9 63.0 50.5 50.0 58.3
  As at Sep 40.4 36.9 50.2 54.0 56.4 61.9 67.4 60.0 53.8 53.1 63.3
  As at Dec 27.4 35.8 44.1 51.7 43.9 56.5 61.2 50.6 44.5 46.6 57.8
Job Vacancy Rate (%)
  Annual Average 2.4 1.8 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.7 ​3.0 2.8 2.3 2.4 2.7
  As at Mar 2.6 1.4 2.2 2.8 2.4 2.6 3.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.5
  As at Jun 2.7 1.6 2.7 3.1 2.5 2.6 3.1 2.9 2.4 2.5 2.8
  As at Sep 2.4 2.2 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.0 ​3.2 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.9
  As at Dec 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.8 2.9 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.7
Job Vacancy to Unemployed
Person Ratio
(Seasonally Adjusted)​
  Annual Average 0.92 0.52 0.98​ 1.21 1.07 1.28 1.38 1.24 0.91 0.87 1.07
  As at Mar​ 1.31 0.37 0.87 1.30 1.03 1.15 1.32 1.41 1.05 0.81 1.06
  As at Jun​ 1.00 0.40 0.98 1.24 0.98 1.19 1.41 1.24 0.90 0.84 1.08
  As at Sep​ 0.84 0.54 1.06 1.15 1.23 1.40 1.41 1.17 0.92 0.90 1.05
  As at Dec 0.53 0.78 1.03 1.16 1.04 1.40 1.39 1.13 0.78 0.94 1.10
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.
  • Data on job vacancy may not add up to the total due to rounding.
  • Data on job vacancy to unemployed persons ratio has been adjusted to reflect the whole economy.
  • Seasonally adjusted data on Job Vacancy to Unemployed Person ratio for the preceding five years are revised every March using the latest set of seasonal factors. The revision is done to take into account observations for the latest available year and is updated in line with standard seasonal adjustment procedure.
  • Annual figures are the simple averages of the figures obtained at quarterly intervals.
  • n.a. = Not available
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