HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Chart of the Day: PMET unemployment rate falls to 3.1% in 2017

Thanks to Adapt & Grow programmes that helped them get employment.

This chart from the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) shows the unemployment rate for Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET) fell slightly from 3.1% in 2016 to 3.0% in 2017, after trending up from 2012.

This could have been aided by enhancements to Adapt & Grow programmes which assist PMETs, especially those aged 40 and over, in securing employment.

With the improvement, the long-term unemployment rate for PMETs was similar to non-PMETs in 2017, after surpassing
them in the previous two years, MoM said.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for non-PMETs rose in 2017 after posting a general improvement from 2009, as they found it harder to secure a job with the continued decline in non-PMET job vacancies.

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