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Employment Situation In First Quarter 2011


The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has released the "Employment Situation in First Quarter 2011" report.
Amid the healthy economic expansion, employment creation in the first quarter this year was fairly strong. Preliminary estimates show that the total employment grew by 23,700 in the first quarter of 2011. The increase was expectedly lower than the seasonal high of 33,900 in the fourth quarter and the robust 36,500 gains in the first quarter last year, supported then by the strong hirings arising from the integrated resorts and the recovery from the 2009 recession.
The bulk or 22,800 of the employment gains in the first quarter of 2011 came from services. Construction added 1,100 workers. Manufacturing employment declined by 500, lower than the contradiction of 1,200 in the preceding quarter.
For more details on the report, please visit MOM website via this <link>.