31 Oct '11, 2am

Singapore sees strong employment growth in Q3 2011: Ministry of Manpower estimates

The third quarter of 2011 saw strong employment growth in Singapore, according to Ministry of Manpower (MOM) estimates released on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG By Cai Haoxiang The third quarter of 2011 saw strong employment growth, according to latest estimates from the Manpower Ministry. They showed that 32,300 jobs were added in the third quarter, an increase from the 24,800 jobs added in the second quarter. As a result, the overall unemployment rate dropped slightly to 2.0 per cent from 2.1 per cent in the previous quarter. Similarly, the unemployment rate for residents dipped to 2.9 per cent from 3 per cent, and the unemployment rate for citizens is now at 3.0 per cent, down from 3.1 per cent. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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