Singapore Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.19%, a 2.09% increase from 2019.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.10%, a 0.55% decline from 2018.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.65%, a 0.55% decline from 2017.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.20%, a 0.12% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Singapore Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.19% 2.09%
2019 3.10% -0.55%
2018 3.65% -0.55%
2017 4.20% 0.12%
2016 4.08% 0.29%
2015 3.79% 0.05%
2014 3.74% -0.12%
2013 3.86% 0.14%
2012 3.72% -0.17%
2011 3.89% -0.23%
2010 4.12% -1.74%
2009 5.86% 1.90%
2008 3.96% 0.06%
2007 3.90% -0.58%
2006 4.48% -1.11%
2005 5.59% -0.25%
2004 5.84% -0.09%
2003 5.93% 0.28%
2002 5.65% 1.89%
2001 3.76% 0.06%
2000 3.70% -1.15%
1999 4.85% 1.44%
1998 3.41% 0.91%
1997 2.50% -1.07%
1996 3.57% 0.27%
1995 3.30% 0.27%
1994 3.03% -0.04%
1993 3.07% -0.02%
1992 3.09% 0.91%
1991 2.18% 0.91%