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Citizen labour trends track those of residents: MOM

"You may ask why we don't usually break down resident data further into SC (Singapore citizens) and PRs? There is no sinister reason. Internationally, statistical agencies cover the entire population residing in their country without a breakdown by nationality," says Mrs Teo.


LABOUR statistics for Singapore citizens track closely those for all residents - that is, citizens and permanent residents (PRs) - according to an occasional paper released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday.

For instance, coming down from 4.7 per cent in 2009...