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Report: Monthly Unemployment Situation August 2021
Released on:8/10/2021 10:30 AM

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)

Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted) 

Source: Labour Force Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM

Manpower Research and Statistics Department,
Ministry of Manpower






1 “Residents” refer to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
2 Based on seasonally adjusted data on number of unemployed persons.
3 Refer to Explanatory Notes for more information.