This was attributed to a moderation in the decline in Work Permit Holders.
Employment in Singapore's construction sector continued to contract in 2018 albeit at a slower pace as the number of employed workers fell by 7,100 in 2018, according to the Ministry of Manpower.
This compares to the 38,300 decline in the previous year amidst a moderation in decline in Work Permit Holders.
Productivity in the construction sector increased by 2.0% in 2018, reversing the decline of 1.3% in 2017.
The Ministry of Manpower stated that the construction output is likely to see a turnaround this year after three consecutive years of contraction. An increase in construction activities is expected in the next few quarters, resulting from a pickup in contracts since the second half of 2017.
The improvement in public and private sector construction works could help rebound the employment in the said sector.
Do you know more about this story? Contact us anonymously through this link.