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Monthly Unemployment Situation January 2023
Released on:6/3/2023 10:30 AM


Monthly Unemployment Situation – January 2023
​​For release: 6 March 2023

In January 2023, unemployment rates dipped (overall: 1.9%; resident: 2.7%; citizen: 2.8%) and remained below pre-COVID levels.1 There were 64,500 unemployed residents2 ​in January 2023, of which 57,300 were citizens.​3, 4

Unemployment Rates (Seasonally Adjusted) ​                            
Manpower Research and Statistics Department,
Ministry of Manpower

1 In the pre-COVID quarters of 2018/2019, the average unemployment rates were 2.2% at the overall, 3.0% for residents and 3.2% for citizens.
2 “Residents” refer to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
3 Based on seasonally adjusted data on number of unemployed persons.
4 ​Refer to ​Explanato​r​y​​ Notes for more information.