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Summary Table: Re-entry Into Employment

Statistics on re-entry into employment allows us to gauge how well retrenched workers are able to secure a new job.

The breakdown by demographic characteristics can help in identifying groups who find it easy or difficult to secure re-entry into employment after their layoff.





 

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Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014​ 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Re-entry Rate of Retrenched Residents (%)
 Annual​ 65.2 67.4 69.7 70.4 67.7 69.8 71.9 64.6 64.6 62.9 n.a.
 1st Qtr 76.6 65.8 63.4 72.4 71.3 70.4 72.8 64.4 64.4 61.0 66.4
 2nd Qtr 68.1 65.6 69.2 69.1 67.5 69.7 73.6 65.7 64.5 64.3 59.9
 3rd Qtr 61.2 67.9 73.6 73.6 65.4 68.9 71.0 63.4 66.4 61.7 n.a.
 4th Qtr 63.8 70.4 70.6 66.6 67.0 70.1 69.9 64.7 63.2 64.2 n.a.
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Source: Labour Market Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM and derived based on data from Administrative Records 
Latest figures published in: Labour Market Report

Notes:
  • The method for compiling the re-entry into employment for retrenched workers has been revised to be based on a fixed job search duration of 6 months for residents retrenched in the respective quarters. Previously, the rate was computed based on a variable length of job search of between 3 to 6 months. Please refer to the Revision To Time Series On The Rate Of Re-Entry Into Employment for the technical details.
  • The quarterly rates show the rates of re-entry into employment in a quarter for residents retrenched six months ago.
  • Before 2010, data refer to the proportion of residents retrenched from permanent employment by private sector establishments (each with at least 25 employees) and the public sector who re-entered employment six months post-retrenchment. From 2010 onwards, the coverage is further expanded to include residents on term contract which were terminated prematurely because of redundancy.
  • The annual rates refer to retrenched residents who re-enter employment by the year, given 6 months post-retrenchment.
  • It should be noted that data on re-entry into employment are cohort-specific. Two different cohorts of workers laid off could yield a different re-entry rate depending on the profile of the workers involved. Also, the data based on administrative records do not capture workers who enter into self or informal employment or undergo training while looking for job.
  • n.a. = Not available
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