The year 2020 saw Singapore’s total employment excluding foreign domestic workers (FDWs) logging its sharpest plunge in over two decades, no thanks to the pandemic.

Total employment for the year was down by 166,600, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) revealed in its Labour Market report released on Mar 16.

This follows a decline in non-resident employment by 181,500, with the bulk of this coming from the construction and manufacturing sectors.

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