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Q2 unemployment up for Singaporeans amid 'subdued' hiring

Data suggests most employers not retrenching, but exercising more caution in hiring even if they have unfilled vacancies

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The construction industry continued to add workers in Q2, as a result of more public sector building activities. BT FILE PHOTO

Singapore

UNEMPLOYMENT for Singaporeans continued to rise as the pace of employment growth slowed in the second quarter of this year, amid trade tensions and global uncertainties.

However, retrenchments dipped, according to preliminary data released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM...

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