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Released on: 3 December 2020
For release: 3 December 2020Unemployment 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
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.