MP Patrick Tay posed a question in Singapore's Parliament on the breakdown of employed and unemployed PMETs in Singapore (Professional, Managerial, Executive & Technical occupations), matrixed by their residential status (i.e. Singaporean, Permanent Resident and foreign PMETs).

Data to his query was provided by Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo. The table below shows employed persons aged 15 years and over in PMET occupations by industries and residential Status, from 2010 to 2019 (June):

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Notes:

  1. 2020 data for resident PMETs will be released in the annual report on the Labour Force in Singapore in January 2021.
  2. Data are classified based on Singapore Standard Occupation Classification (SSOC) 2015. Data based on earlier versions of the SSOC were mapped to SSOC 2015 as far as possible to facilitate data comparability.

  3. “PMET” refers to SSOC Major Groups 1 to 3.

  4. Industry data are classified based on Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) 2010 from 2010 to 2014 and SSIC 2015 from 2015 onwards.

  5. “Others” includes Agriculture, Fishing, Quarrying, Utilities and Sewage & Waste Management.


Minister Teo also provided the data on unemployment rates of Singapore citizens and Permanent Resident (PR) Professionals, Managers, Executives & Technicians (PMET) by Age and Sex, 2010 to 2019 (June), as below:

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Notes:

  1. The unemployment rates of Permanent Residents have generally been lower than that of Singapore Citizens. This is to be expected because employability and ability to contribute to the economy are often key considerations of granting Permanent Residency.
  2. Data excludes unemployed Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents without work experience.

  3. “PMET” refers to SSOC Major Groups 1 to 3.

  4. The unemployment rate by occupation is obtained by dividing the number of unemployed who previously worked in a given occupation by the sum of the number of workers employed in this occupation and the unemployed who previously worked in the occupation.

  5. Data are classified based on Singapore Standard Occupation Classification (SSOC) 2015. Data based on earlier versions of the SSOC were mapped to SSOC 2015 as far as possible to facilitate data comparability.

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