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This release provides preliminary estimates of key indicators on the manpower situation covering unemployment, employment and redundancy for the latest quarter. Key findings: The seasonally adjusted resident and citizen
unemployment rate was unchanged in March 2017 compared to December 2016, after
rising from September 2016. Total employment contracted in the first quarter of
2017, mainly due to a decrease in Work Permit Holders in manufacturing and
construction. The number of layoffs fell from the previous quarter, but
remained similar to a year ago.
For more key findings, please refer to the highlights of the report.
Released on: 28 April 2017