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Labour Market: 1st Quarter 2001 Report
Manpower Research and Statistics Department has published
a report on "Labour Market, First Quarter 2001".
The 21-page report provides an update on the labour market
in the first quarter of 2001.
Market Trends In 1st Quarter 2001
Reflecting the economic slowdown, the labour market
started to show signs of slackening in the first quarter
this year. Although overall employment is still growing
and unemployment rate has declined in March, this
improvement is likely to be short-lived as the economic
slowdown has started to trigger a sharp increase in worker
lay-offs and drop in job openings.
impending increase in labour supply with the entry of this
year’s cohort of tertiary graduates into the labour
market, coupled with the expected weakening of labour
demand, is likely to aggravate labour market conditions in
the months ahead.
employment in the first quarter of 2001 rose by 23,210,
seasonally lower than the 35,066 in the last quarter but
still above the 13,737 in the first quarter of 2000.
Growth in the quarter was concentrated in services
(28,233) which offset the cutbacks in construction and
manufacturing employment (-2,160 and -1,075 respectively)
due to their lacklustre output performance.
seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.4% in March
2001, lower than the 2.9% in December 2000, continuing its
downward trend from the peak of 4.4% in December 1998. The
unemployment rate is affected by changes in the dynamics
of the demand and supply of labour. The drop in
unemployment in March 2001 could have reflected more
realistic job seekers’ expectation as continuing news of
the worsening US slowdown and global electronics downturn
led job seekers to take up jobs earlier rather than risk
longer unemployment should the job market continue to
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National Wushu Display 2001
Sunday 8 Jul 2001
7pm Singapore Indoor Stadium
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information, call the Sports For Life hotline: (65) 1800
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China Beijing Opera
English & Chinese subtitles
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Troupe will radically alter any preconceived notions that the
artform is meant for Chinese- speaking grandads and grandmas.
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