Singapore Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.62%, a 0.48% decline from 2020.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.10%, a 1% increase from 2019.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.10%, a 0.54% decline from 2018.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.64%, a 0.56% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Singapore Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 3.62% -0.48%
2020 4.10% 1.00%
2019 3.10% -0.54%
2018 3.64% -0.56%
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%