|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Unemployment||2019 Q4||73.7||74.8||Ths., NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment Rate||2019 Q4||2.3||2.3||%, SA||Quarterly|
|Wage & Salaries||2019 Q3||5,183||5,225||SGD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Secondary Industries Employment||2018||487.6||490||Ths. # End, NSA||Annual|
|Tertiary Industries Employment||2018||2,755||2,700||Ths. # End, NSA||Annual|
|Labor Force||30 Jun 2018||3,675||3,657||Ths. #||365 days|
|Labor Force Employment||30 Jun 2018||3,575||3,550||Ths. #||365 days|
|Total Employment||2017||3,669||3,673||Ths. #, End||Annual|
The survey seeks to collect data on employment, unemployment and other economic characteristics of the population. The survey covers private households on the main island of Singapore. It excludes workers living in construction worksites, dormitories and workers' quarters at the workplace and persons commuting from abroad to work in Singapore. Estimates of the total labour force are derived by combining data on residents (also known as locals) obtained from the survey with foreign workforce data compiled from administrative records
The survey covers a sample of 10,200 households every month. Respondents can complete the survey on-line via the internet. The survey is also conducted using telephone or face-to-face interviews.
Concepts and Definitions
This refers to persons aged fifteen years and over who are either employed (i.e. Working) or unemployed (i.e. Available and actively looking for work) during the reference period. This group is also known as the economically active population.
This refers to the highest level or standard which a person has passed or attained either through attendance at an institution of learning or through correspondence or self-study.
This refers to the week preceding the date of the survey interview.
This refers to persons aged fifteen years and over who, during the reference period:
Members of the Singapore Armed Forces including full-time National Servicemen are included in the persons employed, unless otherwise specified.
This refers to persons aged fifteen years and over who are not working but are available for work and are actively looking for a job during the reference period. They include persons who are not working but are taking steps to start their own business or taking up a new job after the reference period.