Comprehensive Labour Force Survey, MOM
The survey covers private households on the main island of Singapore. It excludes workers living in construction worksites, dormitories and workers' quarters at the workplace and persons commuting from abroad to work in Singapore. Estimates of the total labour force are derived by combining data on residents (also known as locals) obtained from the survey with foreign workforce data compiled from administrative records.
Concepts and Definitions
This refers to persons aged fifteen years and over who are either employed (i.e. Working) or unemployed (i.e. Available and actively looking for work) during the reference period. This group is also known as the economically active population.
Highest Qualification Attained
This refers to the highest level or standard which a person has passed or attained either through attendance at an institution of learning or through correspondence or self-study.
This refers to the week preceding the date of the survey interview.
This refers to persons aged fifteen years and over who, during the reference period:
- Work for one hour or more either for pay, profit or family gains; or
- Have a job or business to return to but are temporarily absent because of illness, injury, breakdown of machinery at workplace, labour management dispute or other reasons.
Members of the Singapore Armed Forces including full-time National Servicemen are included in the persons employed, unless otherwise specified.
This refers to persons aged fifteen years and over who are not working but are available for work and are actively looking for a job during the reference period. They include persons who are not working but are taking steps to start their own business or taking up a new job after the reference period.