A Singapore Government Agency Website

Official website links end with .gov.sg
Secure websites use HTTPS
Look for a lock () or https:// as an added precaution. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.
Sign In
Report: Labour Market Advance Release First Quarter 2017
Released on:28/4/2017 12:00 AM

​​​Report: Labour Market Advance Release First Quarter 2017

This release provides preliminary estimates of key indicators on the manpower situation covering unemployment, employment and redundancy for the latest quarter.

Key findings: The seasonally adjusted resident and citizen unemployment rate was unchanged in March 2017 compared to December 2016, after rising from September 2016. Total employment contracted in the first quarter of 2017, mainly due to a decrease in Work Permit Holders in manufacturing and construction. The number of layoffs fell from the previous quarter, but remained similar to a year ago.

For more key findings, please refer to the highlights of the report.