MOM’s website ( contains a wealth of labor data. An example is on unemployment rates in Singapore. I took two sets of data:¬†Unemployment Rate (Seasonally Adjusted) & Resident Long-Term Unemployment Rate (Non-Seasonally Adjusted).

They look like this. As individual charts, they may not present a strong overall picture.

Ministry of Manpower Unemployment charts

I redesigned the presentation into a dashboard using Excel 2003. You can download a copy here:


The effect of a well designed dashboard is you are able to survey more data in a glance, and make quicker assessments for faster decisions. I did this dashboard in 20mins, you can do it too.

Learn more about Creating Dashboards in Excel.