ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Strong employment in Singapore
This was up from the gain of 24,800 in the preceding quarter and 20,500 in the third quarter last year, according to the employment data released by Ministry of Manpower here today.
This was about the same as the 2,020 redundancies in the preceding quarter.
On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate in September 2011 was 1.7 percent for overall, 2.5 percent for residents and 2.6 per cent for citizens.
The unemployment rates were lower than in June 2011, as this year's batch of tertiary graduates secured employment, and students who looked for work during the mid-year vacation returned to school.
An estimated 52,500 residents including 45,700 citizens were unemployed in September 2011. The seasonally adjusted figures were 61,300 for residents and 53,200 for citizens.
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