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Report: Monthly Unemployment Situation May 2021
Released on:1/7/2021 10:30 AM

​​​​​Released​ on: 1 July 2021

​Monthly Unemployment Situation – May 2021

For release: 1 July 2021

The unemployment situation continued to improve in May 2021. Declines were seen for the overall 
(from 2.9% to 2.8%), residents (from 3.9% to 3.8%) and citizens (from 4.1% to 4.0%).

88,600 residents1 were unemployed in May 2021, including 79,000 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” refe​r to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
2 Based on seasonally adjusted data on number of unemployed persons.
3 Refer to Explanatory N​​otes for more informa​tion.