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Manpower Research and Statistics Department

The Manpower Research and Statistics Department (MRSD) provides statistics and analysis on Singapore’s workforce and the state of the labour market.

Our mission

To provide timely and reliable national statistical information on the labour market to facilitate informed decision-making within the government and the community-at-large.

Our work and services

As the National Statistical Agency responsible for manpower-related statistics, we collect, analyse, and disseminate essential statistical information on Singapore's labour market. We serve diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate and relevant. Our reports, tables, interactive charts, videographics and infographics can be accessed via

Our performance pledge


To uphold the integrity of the statistical system, our statistical activities are governed by the provisions of the Statistics Act 1973, which safeguards the confidentiality of information collected from individuals and companies.


We are committed to producing statistics with the highest professional standards.

We adopt the International Labour Organisation (ILO) guidelines on concepts and definitions of labour statistics. We also subscribe to the Special Data Dissemination Standards (SDDS) established by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the dissemination of key statistics.

Our statistical activities for key data are guided by four dimensions:

  1. Coverage, periodicity and timeliness of the data.
  2. Public access.
  3. Integrity of the disseminated data.
  4. Quality of the disseminated data

In terms of classification of data, we adhere to the national statistical classification standards which conform to the basic principles and guidelines provided in international standards.


As labour market statistics are important indicators in the monitoring of the economy, we strive to disseminate statistical information at the earliest possible date, while maintaining high data quality. We adhere to the expected release dates of regular statistical publications and statistics in accordance with our Future Release Calendar.


We produce statistics that meet users’ needs, within available resources. We also ensure our statistics remain relevant in a changing socio-economic environment.