Resident employment levels in September 2020 (at 2.34 million) have returned to near pre-Covid-19 levels, announced the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its Labour Market Report for 3Q2020 on Dec 17.

The industries which registered the largest increase in total employment during the quarter were in public administration & education, food & beverage services, health & social services and information & communications. MOM says resident employment grew strongly within these industries, while non-resident employment declined.

The rebound in resident employment was due to strong support measures for local employment, including the Jobs Support Scheme and programmes under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package, says the ministry.

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