Singapore - Tertiary Industries Employment

Singapore: Tertiary Industries Employment

Mnemonic ETER.ISGP
Unit Ths. # End, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 2.16 %
Data 2019 2,814
2018 2,755

Series Information

Source Singapore Department of Statistics (DOS)
Release Employment by Sector
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2001
End Date 12/31/2019

Singapore: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Unemployment 2020 Q2 148.1 82.7 Ths., NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2020 Q2 2.9 2.4 %, SA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2020 Q2 5,276 6,148 SGD, NSA Quarterly
Secondary Industries Employment 2019 486.1 488.2 Ths. # End, NSA Annual
Tertiary Industries Employment 2019 2,814 2,755 Ths. # End, NSA Annual
Labor Force 30 Jun 2019 3,740 3,675 Ths. # 365 days
Labor Force Employment 30 Jun 2019 3,630 3,575 Ths. # 365 days
Agriculture Employment 2017 3,887 3,851 # Annual
Total Employment 2017 3,669 3,673 Ths. #, End Annual

Release Information


Administrative records. The self-employed component is estimated from the Labour Force Survey.


The employment data comprises all persons in employment i.e. employees and the self–employed. However, it excludes males who are serving their 2-year full-time national service liability in the Singapore Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defense Forces.

Concepts and Definitions

Employment Change
This refers to the difference in the employment level at the end of the reference period compared with the end of the preceding period.

Data on the number of local employees are compiled from the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board's administrative records of active contributors defined as local employees who have at least one CPF contribution paid for him/her. A local employee is any Singapore citizen or permanent resident who is employed by an employer under a contract of service or other agreement entered into in Singapore. Every local employee and his/her employer are required to make monthly contributions to the CPF which is a compulsory savings scheme to provide workers financial security in old age and helps meet the needs of healthcare, home-ownership, family protection, and asset enhancement.

Data on foreigners working in Singapore are compiled from the stock of foreigners on valid work passes issued by the Ministry of Manpower. Foreigners can work in Singapore only if they have valid work passes issued by the Ministry of Manpower, upon application by their employers.

The number of self-employed persons is estimated from the Labour Force Survey. The self-employed comprises persons aged 15 years and over who performed some work for profit or family gain, in cash or in kind.

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Data is revised each month when new data becomes available.