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S'pore creates 172,400 jobs in 9 months

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Ann/ The Straits Times

Singapore looks set to have a bumper year for jobs and this is likely to continue into the new year.
Latest official figures show that 172,400 new jobs came on stream in the first nine months of this year, 900 more than estimated earlier. The rise makes it almost certain that job gains for the whole of this year will far outstrip last year's record of 176,000.
Economist Song Seng Wun even predicts a bumper crop of 235,000 jobs, as companies hire more workers for the year-end flood of tourists and festive season.

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