Singapore Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.11%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.02%, a 0.18% decline from 2017.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.20%, a 0.12% increase from 2016.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.08%, a 0.29% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Singapore Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.11% 0.09%
2018 4.02% -0.18%
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%