Singapore Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2022 was 2.76%, a 0.78% decline from 2021.
  • Singapore unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.54%, a 0.56% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Singapore Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 2.76% -0.78%
2021 3.54% -0.56%
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%