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​Summary Table: Retrenchment

Retrenchment refers to the termination of permanent employees due to redundancy and early termination of term contract employees due to redundancy.

Data on retrenchment are useful in monitoring the impact of an economic downturn or restructuring on workers and in identifying industries which are re-structuring or ailing.

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Retrenchment

Number

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Annual 23,430 9,800 9,990 11,010 11,560 12,930 15,580 19,170 14,720 10,730 n.a.
  1st Qtr 12,760 2,400 2,750 2,600 2,120 3,110 3,500 4,710 4,000 2,320 3,230
  2nd Qtr 5,980 2,280 2,020 2,210 3,080 2,410 3,250 4,800 ​3,640 3,030 2,320
  3rd Qtr 2,470 1,930 1,960 2,850 2,710 3,500 3,460 4,220 3,400 2,860 ​n.a.
  4th Qtr 2,220 3,190 3,250 3,350 3,660 3,910 5,370 5,440 3,680 2,510 n.a.
Number of Retrenchments
Per 1,000 Employees
14.2 5.7 5.5 5.8 5.8 6.3 7.4 8.9 7.0 5.1 n.a.
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Source: Labour Market Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM ​
Latest figures published in: Labour Market Report

Notes:
  • Data pertain to private sector establishments (each with at least 25 employees) and the public sector.
  • Data are rounded to the nearest 10. Hence, they may not add up to the total.
  • p = Preliminary
  • n.a. = Not available

 

Retrenchment of Permanent Employees

Number

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
 Annual 20,160 7,740 8,350 9,670 10,540 10,910 13,440 16,810 12,880 9,610 n.a.
  1st Qtr 10,900 1,800 2,380 2,280 2,010 2,590 2,940 4,090 3,480 2,050 3,010
  2nd Qtr 5,170 2,010 1,630 1,970 2,820 2,010 2,900 4,400 3,120 2,760 2,120
  3rd Qtr 2,110 1,440 1,410 2,430 2,390 3,110 2,760 3,520 2,920 2,560 n.a.
  4th Qtr 1,980 2,480 2,940 2,990 3,320 3,200 4,850 4,810 3,350 2,230 n.a.
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Source: Labour Market Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM ​
Latest figures published in: Labour Market Report

Notes:
  • Data pertain to private sector establishments (each with at least 25 employees) and the public sector.
  • Data are rounded to the nearest 10. Hence, they may not add up to the total.
  • p = Preliminary
  • n.a. = Not available

 

Retrenchment of Term Contract Employees

Number

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
 Annual 3,270 2,070 1,640 1,340 1,030 2,020 2,140 2,360 1,840 1,120 n.a.
  1st Qtr 1,860 600 370 320 120 520 570 620 510 270 220
  2nd Qtr 810 270 390 250 260 390 350 400 520 270 200
  3rd Qtr 350 490 560 420 320 390 700 710 480 300 n.a.
  4th Qtr 250 710 320 360 330 710 520 630 330 280 n.a.
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Source: Labour Market Survey, Manpower Research & Statistics Department, MOM ​
Latest figures published in: Labour Market Report

Notes:

  • Data pertain to private sector establishments (each with at least 25 employees) and the public sector.
  • Data are rounded to the nearest 10. Hence, they may not add up to the total.
  • p = Preliminary
  • n.a. = Not available
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