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LABOUR MARKET

Unemployment and retrenchment levels to ease as economy shows signs of picking up

SINGAPORE (Dec 20): Singapore’s labour market came under some pressure earlier this year, as the slowing economy saw hiring sentiment turning more cautious across industries.

Labour market

Measures needed to address unemployment among young grads

SINGAPORE (July 1): The labour market in Singapore has typically been tight. Over the last four decades, the city state had an average unemployment rate of 2.43%.

Labour market

Measures needed to address unemployment among young grads

SINGAPORE (July 1): The labour market in Singapore has typically been tight. Over the last four decades, the city state had an average unemployment rate of 2.43%.

Labour market

Mid-level professionals not spared from job insecurity

While fresh graduates have difficulty getting a job, Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) with decent work experience struggle to remain in the workforce.

Labour market

Beyond unemployment

SINGAPORE (June 3): For much of the post-World War II period, economic policy has focused on unemployment.

Singapore economy

More job openings than job seekers for 3rd consecutive quarter despite improving labour market: MOM

SINGAPORE (Dec 13): Job vacancies continue to outnumber the number of job seekers even as Singapore’s labour market showed further signs of improvement in 3Q18, finds the latest quarterly employmen

US Economy

Fed's Powell says US outlook 'remarkably positive'

BOSTON (Oct 3): US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday hailed a “remarkably positive outlook” for the US economy that he feels is on the verge of a “historically rare” era of ultra-lo

Consistent downtrend in income mobility… a gloomy future ahead?

SINGAPORE (Aug 6): Anaemic wage growth is a global phenomenon — and one that has stumped central bankers and economists. 

Global Economy

Singapore remains among world's 'least miserable' economies

SINGAPORE (Feb 15): Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66

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