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WELCOME TO OUR SURVEYS

We conduct official national surveys on the labour market involving numerous households and businesses in Singapore. The statistics and insights help to shape national manpower policies and programmes that affect many of us.

Statistics Act
Our surveys are conducted under the Statistics Act (Chapter 317) to ensure compulsory participation and to safeguard the confidentiality of the information collected.

SURVEY TYPES

Comprehensive Labour Force Survey
When

Between April to August each year

Data Collected

We collect detailed data on employment, unemployment, characteristics of the labour force, and economically inactive.

Sample Size

33,000 households

Monthly Labour Force Survey
When

Throughout the year

Data Collected

We use this to collect unemployment data over the course of six months. It’s a monthly survey that provides a better overview over unemployment, as it closely tracks our respondents’ changes across that period.

Sample Size

22,000 households

Adult Training Survey
When

4 Nov 2020 – 29 Nov 2020

Objective

This survey seeks to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on locals’ training perceptions and experiences by obtaining information on training participation, preference and outcomes, in order to shape relevant policies aimed at enhancing the training outcomes of all locals.

Methods

Respondents can complete the survey online or through the phone. If needed, we will contact respondents to verify the data that they have submitted.

National Survey on Employment
When

8 Dec 2020 – 8 Jan 2021

Objective

Understand the employment experiences of locals during job transitions, including how the evolving COVID-19 situation is impacting the labour market.

Methods

Respondents can complete the survey online or through the phone. If needed, we will contact respondents to verify the data that they have submitted.

Occupational Employment Dataset

The Occupational Employment Dataset is an online registry that targets all companies and organisations in Singapore. Companies are required to provide job and work location details of all employees (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and Foreigners) who are under the establishment’s payroll. It collects geospatial and employment data that our current surveys do not collect, which will be used for urban and transportation planning. Insights into employee movement and occupational trends (e.g. older workers and fresh graduates) could help in policy planning as well. It is also covered by the Statistics Act (Chapter 317), and is compulsory to complete.

Quarterly Labour Market Survey

We collect data on retrenchment, labour turnover, job vacancies, standard hours, and overtime hours worked.

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY

Our Labour Force Survey is an official national survey on the labour market, involving numerous households in Singapore. With the statistics and insights derived from the LFS, you can help to shape national manpower policies and programmes that affect many of us. Some of the policies and programmes that are informed by our survey data include:​​

  • National Wage Council Guidelines
  • Retirement and Re-employment Act
  • Recommendations by Tripartite Workgroup on Older Workers
  • Employment Strategies for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) 
​​​We conduct a Monthly Labour Force survey throughout the year, and a comprehensive version of the survey between May and July each year.
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DATA PRIVACY

All information collected is protected and kept confidential under the Statistics Act (​Chapter 317) and will be used for statistical purposes only. Results will be released on an aggregated level.
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How to participate

Households selected for the LFS are strongly encouraged to complete the survey online via the secured Manpower Survey Online System. However, if they prefer to complete the survey through phone, they can call our hotline (6320 7777) or email mom_rsd_lfs@mom.gov.sg to book an appointment with us. For more information, kindly refer to our survey portal and FAQs here​.

Monthly LFS:

• Collects employment and unemployment data monthly over six months

• Sample size: 22,000 households

Comprehensive LFS:

• Collects key information on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of population once every year

• Sample size: 33,000 households

 
How to participate

Households selected for the LFS are strongly encouraged to complete the survey online via the secured Manpower Survey Online System. However, if they prefer to complete the survey through phone, they can call our hotline (6320 7777) or email mom_rsd_lfs@mom.gov.sg to book an appointment with us. For more information, kindly refer to our survey portal and FAQs here​.

HOTLINE

Contact us to make an appointment for phone interview.

+65 6320 7777 (Individuals and Households),  or +65 6320 7722 (Businesses)

mom_rsd_lfs@mom.gov.sg