Singapore workers clock fewer hours over 8 years: Manpower Ministry Report

Manpower Ministry figures show that employed Singaporeans and permanent residents worked an average of 43 hours a week last year. This has come down from 43.2 hours in 2017 and a high of 46.6 hours in 2010. The fall last year was due to a slight decr
Manpower Ministry figures show that employed Singaporeans and permanent residents worked an average of 43 hours a week last year. This has come down from 43.2 hours in 2017 and a high of 46.6 hours in 2010. The fall last year was due to a slight decrease in hours among people working full time, as well as a rising share of part-timers in the workforce, says the ministry.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Flexible options, technology see average work week shorten to 43 hours in 2018

As more people choose part-time work and are aided in their jobs by technology, the average number of hours worked per week has been falling over the past eight years.

An annual report on the resident labour force in Singapore, released by the Ministry of Manpower yesterday, showed that employed Singaporeans and permanent residents worked an average of 43 hours a week last year. This has come down from 43.2 hours in 2017 and a high of 46.6 hours in 2010.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2019, with the headline 'Workers clock fewer hours over eight years: Report'. Print Edition | Subscribe