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Singapore Q2 jobless rate at 2.2 pct, steady from advance estimate
September 14, 2017 / 2:58 AM / 2 months ago

Singapore Q2 jobless rate at 2.2 pct, steady from advance estimate

    SINGAPORE, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Singapore's Ministry of
Manpower released detailed unemployment data for the second
quarter of 2017 on Thursday:
    (percent, seasonally adjusted)
 Q2/2017   Q1/2017   Q4/2016  Q3/2016  Q2/2016
   2.2       2.2       2.2      2.1      2.1
 
    CONTEXT:
    In the second quarter, total employment declined by 7,300.
Excluding foreign domestic workers, the decline was 7,900.
    The contraction in total employment was due to sustained
declines in work permit holders in construction and
manufacturing, the Ministry of Manpower said.

    For the full report, click on: www.mom.gov.sg

 (Reportint by Masayuki Kitano; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
  

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