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Report: Monthly Unemployment Situation October 2020
Released on:3/12/2020 10:25 AM

​​Report: ​Monthly Unemployment Situation - October 2020



Monthly Unemployment Situation – October 2020


​​For release: 3 December 2020

Unemployment rates remained elevated in October 2020 (overall: 3.6%; resident: 4.8%;
citizen: 4.9%). Compared to September, the rates were unchanged at the overall and citizens,
but rose slightly for residents (from 4.7% to 4.8%).

115,400 residents1 were unemployed in October 2020, including 99,700 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.