Released on: 8 October 2021
Monthly Unemployment Situation – August 2021
For release: 8 October 2021
Unemployment rates dipped in August 2021,(overall: from 2.8% to 2.7%; resident: from 3.7% to 3.6%; citizen: from 3.9% to 3.8%), following an increase in July 2021 which reflected the temporary easing of manpower demand during the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). There has been a general downtrend in unemployment rates since it peaked in September 2020. 84,400 residents1 were unemployed in August 2021, including 75,800 citizens.2,3
Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted)
Source: Labour Force Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM
Manpower Research and Statistics Department,
1 “Residents” refer to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
2 Based on seasonally adjusted data on number of unemployed persons.