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August unemployment rate hits decade-high; worst is not over

Resident unemployment rate up 0.4 point from July to 4.5% in Aug

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DPM Heng (centre), with Manpower Minister Josephine Teo (left) and Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing (second from left), at the Samwoh R&D Centre on Wednesday. With them is Kelvin Lee (right), Samwoh's senior technician manager.

Singapore

SINGAPORE'S unemployment rate in August rose to its highest level in over a decade, and economists believe the worst is yet to be over.

Resident unemployment rate, which includes Singaporeans and permanent residents, hit 4.5 per cent in August, a 0.4-percentage point...

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