June 3, 2021

Resident unemployment falls for sixth consecutive month

By ellen

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s labour market continued its recovery in April this year, latest statistics from the Ministry of Manpower showed on Thursday (June 3).

Resident unemployment, which refers to Singapore citizens and permanent residents, declined for the sixth consecutive month. It fell to 3.9 per cent, from 4 per cent in the preceding month.

Unemployment for Singapore citizens also dropped to 4.1 per cent, from 4.2 per cent previously.

The overall unemployment rate remained unchanged from March at 2.9 per cent.

About 92,100 residents were unemployed in April, including 82,800 citizens.

This is down from 95,500 unemployed residents in March.

Unemployment rates peaked in September last year at 3.5 per cent and persisted through October, before falling steadily since November.