15 Jun '11, 3am

Singapore unemployment rate falls to 1.9% in March 2011. Lowest in three years.

The labour market tightened further, amid healthy economic growth in the first quarter of 2011. Fewer workers were laid off and unemployment improved to a three-year low. With strong manpower demand, the ratio of job openings to job seekers rose to pre-recessionary levels. Employment creation was fairly strong in the first quarter of 2011, though it has eased from the robust gains during the initial rebound from the 2009 recession. Total employment rose by 28,300 in the first quarter of 2011, down from the seasonal high gains of 33,900 in the fourth quarter of 2010, driven by year-end hirings for the festive season. The growth was also lower than the robust 36,500 in the first quarter of 2010, supported then by hirings arising from the Integrated Resorts and the strong job market rebound from the recession. Most of the gains in the first quarter of 2011 came from services ...

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