Singapore Labour Force Participation Rate

1991 - 2021 | Yearly | % | Ministry of Manpower

Key information about Singapore Labour Force Participation Rate

  • Singapore Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 70.5 % in Jun 2021, compared with 68.1 % in the previous year.
  • Singapore Labour Force Participation Rate is updated yearly, available from Jun 1991 to Jun 2021, with an average rate of 65.2 % .
  • The data reached the an all-time high of 70.5 % in Jun 2021 and a record low of 63.1 % in Jun 1998.
  • Singapore Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by Ministry of Manpower.
  • In the latest reports, Singapore Population reached 5.5 million people in Jun 2021.
  • Unemployment Rate of Singapore remained the same at 2.2 % in Apr 2022.
  • The country's Monthly Earnings stood at 4,912.8 USD in Mar 2022.

View Singapore's Labour Force Participation Rate from 1991 to 2021 in the chart:

Singapore Labour Force Participation Rate

What was Singapore's Labour Force Participation Rate in 2021?

Singapore Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 70.5 % in Jun 2021, compared with 68.1 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
70.5 2021 68.1 2020 63.1 1998 70.5 2021 % yearly 1991 - 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 61.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 41.7 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Argentina (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Armenia (%) 58.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 67.0 May 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - May 2022
Austria (%) 77.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2021 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 63.8 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bahrain (%) 70.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh (%) 57.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (%) 86.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Belgium (%) 70.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Bolivia (%) 62.4 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 47.7 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Botswana (%) 60.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Brazil (%) 62.5 May 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - May 2022
Brunei (%) 63.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 55.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 87.4 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 65.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Chile (%) 59.8 May 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - May 2022
China (%) 68.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Colombia (%) 63.8 May 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2022
Croatia (%) 51.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 64.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2004 - Mar 2022
Czech Republic (%) 59.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Denmark (%) 70.9 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 64.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 42.9 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Estonia (%) 65.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 57.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Finland (%) 69.6 May 2022 monthly May 2004 - May 2022
France (%) 73.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 50.9 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Germany (%) 55.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 68.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Greece (%) 59.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 58.1 May 2022 monthly Dec 1981 - May 2022
Hungary (%) 66.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
Iceland (%) 78.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2022
India (%) 45.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Indonesia (%) 69.1 Feb 2022 semiannually Feb 2005 - Feb 2022
Iran (%) 40.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2018 - Mar 2022
Ireland (%) 64.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Israel (%) 63.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
Italy (%) 48.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 55.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Japan (%) 62.7 May 2022 monthly Jan 1968 - May 2022
Jordan (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 69.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 73.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
South Korea (%) 64.9 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 39.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 70.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan (%) 60.2 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Laos (%) 76.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Latvia (%) 68.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (%) 42.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 62.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1998 - Mar 2022
Luxembourg (%) 55.4 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 68.3 May 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - May 2022
North Macedonia (%) 55.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 75.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Malaysia (%) 69.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Malta (%) 78.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 54.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Mexico (%) 60.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 40.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 58.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 56.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 44.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 78.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 54.7 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Nepal (%) 79.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Netherlands (%) 72.3 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
New Zealand (%) 71.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Norway (%) 66.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Oman (%) 68.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 50.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 45.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2002 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 71.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 71.9 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Philippines (%) 63.4 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 2003 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 58.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2021 - Mar 2022
Portugal (%) 59.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Qatar (%) 88.0 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Romania (%) 51.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 68.5 Dec 2021 monthly Aug 2009 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 60.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2016 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 55.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 70.5 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 59.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (%) 58.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 56.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 58.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 51.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 48.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Sweden (%) 75.1 May 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 66.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 282.535 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2011 - Apr 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 8,105.864 May 2022 monthly Aug 1987 - May 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 14.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1987 - Mar 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 645,624.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 160.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (SGD bn) 115.117 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (SGD bn) 981.352 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (SGD bn) 137.005 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Govt Finance: Cash Surplus / Deficit (SGD mn) 7,580.100 May 2022 monthly Apr 2011 - May 2022
Govt Revenue: Operating (SGD mn) 11,801.400 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.369 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 2,345.1 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 45,337.6 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 24.4 May 2022 monthly Jan 1977 - May 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 314,070.457 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 9,466,181.933 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 5,293,850.226 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 42,992.4 May 2022 monthly Jan 1964 - May 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 36.7 May 2022 monthly Jan 1965 - May 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 2,000,167.680 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,864,308.069 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 3,369.883 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 4,989.437 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 4,887.379 May 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - May 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 5,407.981 May 2022 monthly Jan 1975 - May 2022
Exports: Non Oil (SGD mn) 40,168.70 Jul 2018 monthly Jan 1964 - Jul 2018
Re Exports: Non Oil (SGD mn) 22,035.26 May 2018 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2018
Domestic Exports: Non Oil (SGD mn) 17,289.94 May 2018 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2018
Exports: Indonesia (SGD mn) 4,887.742 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 11,302.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 21,346.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 20.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 27,290.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 26.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -1,007.644 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 1,803,598.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 448.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,228,653.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 311.5 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 65.153 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 1,021,016.323 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Primary Income Balance (SGD mn) -13,095.200 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Goods: Imports (SGD mn) 148,161.500 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Portfolio Inv: Assets (SGD mn) 50,322.600 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Primary Income Balance: Payment (SGD mn) 60,930.400 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: Official Reserves (OR): Net (SGD mn) -46,101.500 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Direct Investment: Assets (SGD mn) 15,278.300 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Portfolio Inv: Liabilities (SGD mn) -1,362.100 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account (FA): Net (SGD mn) 76,339.800 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Assets (SGD mn) 1,622.200 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Services: Balance (SGD mn) 2,850.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Direct Investment: Liabilities (SGD mn) 36,890.600 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives: Liabilities (SGD mn) 9,537.800 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Goods: Balance (SGD mn) 40,042.800 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account (CA) Balance (SGD mn) 28,855.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Services: Exports (SGD mn) 80,520.800 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Others: Liabilities (SGD mn) 30,953.500 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Direct Investment (SGD mn) -21,612.300 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Primary Income Balance: Receipts (SGD mn) 47,835.200 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Services: Imports (SGD mn) 77,670.800 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Others: Assets (SGD mn) 85,136.500 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (SGD mn) 1,383.300 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Goods: Exports (SGD mn) 188,204.300 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives (SGD mn) -7,915.600 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income Balance (SGD mn) -942.600 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Others (SGD mn) 54,183.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment (SGD mn) 51,684.700 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: PI: Liabilities: Equity & Investment Fund Shares (SGD mn) -5,728.600 2018 yearly 1988 - 2018
BoP: FA: PI: Liabilities: Debt Securities (SGD mn) 1,256.600 2018 yearly 1988 - 2018
International Investment Position (IIP) (SGD mn) 1,108,209.700 Dec 2018 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2018
External Debt: Gross: OL: DTC: Long Term (SGD mn) 189,550.400 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Gross: OL: DTC: Short Term (SGD mn) 1,346,201.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Gross (SGD mn) 2,441,891.500 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Gross: OL: OS: Short Term (SGD mn) 293,804.200 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Gross: OL: OS: Long Term (SGD mn) 205,665.600 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
FDI: By Industry: Financial & Insurance Services (SGD mn) 1,189,336.900 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
FDI: By Industry: Professinal, Administrative & Support Services (SGD mn) 227,563.600 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Total (SGD mn) 2,141,775.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
FDI: By Industry: Manufacturing (SGD mn) 257,025.700 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
FDI: By Industry: Wholesale & Retail Trade (SGD mn) 317,755.900 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
FDI: By Country: Japan (SGD mn) 139,948.200 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
FDI: By Country: United States (SGD mn) 528,735.900 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
FDI: By Country: United Kingdom (SGD mn) 127,047.500 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
FDI: By Country: Netherlands (SGD mn) 43,339.400 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
FDI: By Country: Switzerland (SGD mn) 74,017.800 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Business Entities (BE): Formation: Total (Number) 5,149.000 May 2022 monthly Jan 1970 - May 2022
SG: BOP: Current Account: Personal Remittances: Received (USD mn) 0.000 2019 yearly 2005 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 1.3 Dec 2019 quarterly Dec 2008 - Dec 2019
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 66.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 9,947.940 Dec 2019 quarterly Dec 2008 - Dec 2019
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 381,271.295 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2004 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 873,281.552 May 2022 monthly Mar 2004 - May 2022
M2 Growth (%) 2.9 Jun 2021 monthly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 335,932.9 May 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 91.401 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 8.1 May 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 1,794.500 May 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 1,219,506.537 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 7.4 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Jun 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 772,098.5 May 2022 monthly Mar 2004 - May 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 3.3 Jun 2021 monthly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
Credit to Households (USD bn) 230.679 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Dec 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 869.254 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1963 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 278,756.3 May 2022 monthly Mar 2004 - May 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 978,298.576 May 2022 monthly Mar 2004 - May 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 2.07 Jun 2021 monthly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 172.93 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2021
ORA: Other Reserve Assets (USD mn) 472.40 Jul 2018 monthly Apr 2000 - Jul 2018
ORA: Gold Incl Gold Deposits and Gold Swapped (USD mn) 211.70 Jul 2018 monthly Apr 2000 - Jul 2018
DBU: Loans & Advances: Total, Including Bills Financing (SGD mn) 667,892.20 May 2018 monthly Jan 1980 - May 2018
DBU: Loans & Advances: Loans to Businesses (LB) (SGD mn) 403,032.70 May 2018 monthly Mar 2004 - May 2018
DBU: Loans & Advances: Consumer Loans (CL) (SGD mn) 264,859.50 May 2018 monthly Mar 2004 - May 2018
DBU: Loans & Advances: LB: Professional & Private Individuals (SGD mn) 10,320.90 May 2018 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2018
DBU: Loans & Advances: CL: Housing & Bridging Loans (SGD mn) 203,114.90 May 2018 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2018
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -0.6 May 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2022
Composite Leading Index: 2015=100 (2015=100) 109.300 Mar 2019 quarterly Mar 1978 - Mar 2019

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