Unemployment in Singapore

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Singapore - Unemployment

The economy seemingly got off to a slow start this year, with the manufacturing PMI moderating for the fifth consecutive month in January on the back of a broad-based slowdown. However, the reading remained in expansionary territory, which indicates a continued improvement in business conditions. Meanwhile, annualized non-oil domestic exports contracted notably in January as both the electronics and non-electronics sectors declined. Moreover, firms in the services sector expect conditions to become less favourable in the first half of this year according to a recent business expectations survey. This follows a fourth quarter during which economic growth decelerated on a moderation in growth in the manufacturing and services sectors, according to revised estimates. On the political front, the government unveiled its expansionary budget for fiscal year 2019 on 18 February, which will see extra spending on health and defense and should support the economy this year.

Singapore - Unemployment Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Unemployment Rate1.9  2.0  1.9  2.1  2.2  

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Singapore Unemployment Chart

Singapore Unemployment
Note: Unemployment in % of active population.
Source: Singapore Ministry of Manpower.

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Bond Yield2.191.39 %Mar 11
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