The granting of 20,000 new citizens a year is making the Singaporeans’ unemployment rate look lower than it actually is!

I refer to the article “Unemployment rate for SG citizens inching up as FT employment continues to increase” (theonlinecitizen, Sep 14).

It states that “According to new labour data released by MOM yesterday (13 Sep), unemployment rate is inching up for Singapore citizens.

The overall unemployment rate rose from 2 per cent as at March 31 to 2.1 per cent at the end of June while that of Singapore citizens went up from 3 to 3.1 per cent.

Meanwhile, for the first half of 2018, overall foreign employment (excluding foreign domestic workers) continued to grow.

Even though employment of EP holders fell by 3,400 in the first half, this was offset by a bigger increase in S-Pass holders by 5,300. Apparently, many of the former EP holders are holding S-Pass now due to the raising of EP qualifying salary last year. So, in actual fact, the number of foreign PMETs (EP and S-Pass holders together) has increased in the first half of 2018.

It is interesting to note that while MTI has maintained a healthy growth forecast for the Singapore economy at 2.5 – 3.5% this year, unemployment rate for Singapore citizens continues to inch up.”

31,050 new PRs and 22,102 new citizens a year?

In 2016, we granted 31,050 new PRs and 22,102 new citizens.

Highest in 13 years?

These were at seven and 13-year highs, respectively.

In other words – 2016’s figures were the highest in the previous 13 years for new citizens granted.

How many new PRs & citizens granted?

If the rate of granting new PRs and new citizens in the first two-quarters of this year is about the same as 2016’s – we may have granted about 15,525 new PRS (31,050 x 0.5) and 11,051 (22,102 x 0.5) new citizens up till June 2018.

How many of the “jobs growth” to S’poreans?

If this is the case (estimate) – how many of the locals’  employment growth in the first two-quarters  of this year went to Singaporeans?

If 60% of new PRs working = 0 jobs growth to S’poreans?

To illustrate this with an example – if just 60 per cent of the estimated 15,525 new PRs granted were formerly foreigners with jobs – about 9,315 (15,525 × 60%) – perhaps none of the  locals’ employment growth went to Singaporeans.

If 60% of new citizens working – true-blue Singaporeans’ unemployment rate even higher?

Perhaps this may have also contributed to the unemployment rate for Singaporeans increasing to just 3.1 per cent, when in fact, the rate for true-blue Singaporeans (excluding new citizen workers) may be even higher.

In other words, if not for the estimated number of new citizens granted who are working – the true-blue Singaporeans’ unemployment rate may have increased by more than the 0.1% to 3.1%, that we are being lead to believe.

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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16 Responses to “The granting of 20,000 new citizens a year is making the Singaporeans’ unemployment rate look lower than it actually is!”

  • LIONS:

    The PAP is just FULFILLING THE WISH OF YOUNG EDUCATED PMEs who are among the 70 pct diehards.

    Dont anyhow blame PAP,they just doing what MAJORITY wants?

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  • thumb down:

    Many People gave thumb down; Maybe don’t like their faces;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e2jXhrg-20

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omEhD7dZ9SY

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  • Who really r the traitors?!:

    Talking about traitors n national risks? Importing millions of hungry, greedy n agressivve scumbags who their own country is more than happy to get rid of is the most anti national act even the most mindless govt would have the microbits of brain left not to do is but the arrogant self grabbing to self gratifying themselves to become multimillionaire Singapore nepotic regime n its herd of brownosers would have no problem (the scumbag $10 chaitowkwei Biws so put forward by the nepotic imbercile to be his top contender to succeed him out of his 4th cesspools of shits of all shits) n no qualm nor hesitation to do so to boot out all Singpaorean-enemies of le dynasty by definition of the ashened nepotic chief of those who oppose him n against his policies n he incessantly threatened n do eradicate before he was consumed by the hell fire. Now le nepotic enemies r on the increase n the nepotic imbercile successor n his herd of bootlicking, brownnosing polanpa which even the nepotic siblings cannot tolerate n think better to run for their safety first really feel the pang of panic esp after the 92 Yo veterent n now laughhing at the ashened loud vessel to the Malaysian Parliament. The new citizens from the gab of the imbercile nepotic chief r the greedy, hungry agressive lots from their own country n whom the nepotic imbercile r exorting Singaporean esp NTUC membersip to become more hungry, greedy n above all more aggressive thieves than them so as to steal the jobs from them. May be these newbies have awakened to the insults thrown at them n would join hands with the old citizens to boot thses biws out once n for all.

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  • rukidding:

    Just watched and listen to Anwar’s speech in the Singapore Summit on CNA.

    Most Brilliant and On the spot when he talks about Humility and Compassion…etc.

    How I envy my Malaysians frens that they have done the right thing and changed for the better !

    Everything that Anwar has said will put our dear PAP to GREAT SHAME !

    I am sure our Tony and Goh must have felt “really small and guilty” !

    But I think both still have “thick skin” and still think they are “smarter”.

    Singaporeans should find the courage for CHANGE !

    Kudos to Anwar !

    Looking foward to seeing him become the next PM !

    Best Wishes and GOD Bless !

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  • rukidding:

    Dear Mr Leong,

    I don’t think Pappy dares to answer this question.

    Even if they did,…you can bet its “half truth” !

    I see this move as a “great betray” and a “sly move” in “securing vote bank” !

    Wonder why Opposition did not “hit hard” on this issue ?

    I think New Policy should be “implemented” to all New Citizen such that “they” can only participate in any Voting event …ONLY AFTER 10 years of their New Citizenship award.( the count of 10 years starts from the date of issue of pink i/c )

    another alternative is for Native born Citizens and New citizens of more than 10 years to each have 3 voting rights……while any NEW CITIZEN of less than 10 years can only have 1 voting rights !

    Why I am suggesting 10 years is because,….one should be able to “see through” the regime’s “true behaviour” after 10 years as a New Citizen ( excluding those years where they were PRs ofr F/ts )

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    They Grant citizenship to Scoundrels & Scalawags with money illgotten. they grant citizenship to women working behind dark glasses and worse of all they grant citizenship to people with dubious qualifications…

    and yet… they DENY many Singaporeans who are Stateless owing to reasons beyond their control but a misfortune…married to a Singaporean who left them a widow or alone with children and a Father/Husband with a new love…

    Heartless BASTARDS!!!

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  • HarderTruths:

    The result of all this is always increased GDP for their salaries and pensions, knowing the $G loyal bootlickers will never vote them out.

    Where do the citizens factor into all of this? Nowhere. Citizens are disposable and easily controlled and form the lower-menial majority as well as SAF and other CD positions for peanuts. Plus all sensitive and high level work done by FT.

    We can say what we like – but the pappies have no reason to worry. Everything will remain as is and according to plan…

    Courtesy if the ballsless

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    rukidding:
    Just watched and listen to Anwar’s speech in the Singapore Summit on CNA.

    Most Brilliant and On the spot when he talks about Humility and Compassion…etc.

    How I envy my Malaysians frens that they have done the right thing and changed for the better !

    Everything that Anwar has said will put our dear PAP to GREAT SHAME !

    I am sure our Tony and Goh must have felt “really small and guilty” !

    But I think both still have “thick skin” and still think they are “smarter”.

    Singaporeans should find the courage for CHANGE !

    Kudos to Anwar !

    Looking foward to seeing him become the next PM !

    Best Wishes and GOD Bless !

    TOTALLY agree with you…

    I am SURE there was a Veil Message for all Singaporeans especially the LEEders…Notice the mentioning of the Ministers, namely GCT-GY-TT with a PERFUNCTORY one for LHL, no mention of the Jinx and NOT at all of the Bastard now DEAD!!!…even Mandela long dead before the Bastard was MENTIONED…

    Reading between the LINES it is clear a LEdynasty is NOT welcome in Malaysia!!!

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  • pap clown pays cents per post:

    patriot of Temesak:
    They Grant citizenship to Scoundrels & Scalawags with money illgotten. they grant citizenship to women working behind dark glasses and worse of all they grant citizenship to people with dubious qualifications…

    and yet… they DENY many Singaporeans who are Stateless owing to reasons beyond their control but a misfortune…married to a Singaporean who left them a widow or alone with children and a Father/Husband with a new love…

    Heartless BASTARDS!!!

    well said, bro. pap clown is called clown for a reason. he is the clown. he worships money. remember he said, one billionaire is worth more than anything else even though that billionaire is a scoundrel?

    look at how Dr Mahatir is treating clown. Dr Mahatir knows clown was of zero human value, worship money only, which explains why clown was najib durian selfie buddy even though the stench of najib 1MDB was sky high. only when najib jatoh, and Dr Mahatir took power, did clown try to switch camp.

    look at how Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling are talking about clown. we outsiders when we tell the truth about clown, clown can fake news and say the truth from OPPOSITION supporters cannot be trusted. okay. fair statement. but Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling are from clown pap sperm and clown mama womb. these folks statements cannot be trusted too?

    come on. ownself check ownself is a myth. because clown hands are as dirty as any other. only that because cpib reports to him, his other clan members with dirty hands cannot do anything to him.

    this is why clown is out to fix OPPOSITION swee swee, to prevent New Government from forming. because ONLY New Government can expose clown dirty hands via detailed investigations.

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  • Tremendous:

    I think what LSH said was true, and lots of people already know this. They are only playing with the criteria to report.

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  • Malaysia boleh Singapore bodoh:

    Another good reason for REGIME CHANGE. VTO.

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  • Kopi mai hum:

    @LIONS

    You are right.
    Cant agree more.
    If you vote for PAP,be prepared to get screwed.

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  • Malaysia boleh Singapore bodoh:

    Is this reason many Singaporeans think PAP means “Pro-Alien Party”?

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  • Every year Add 20k votes...:

    Why not?

    Come next GE, 100k votes secured.

    True blue Singaporean voters are still ‘sleeping’, especially the 69.9%!

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  • Homeless Cat:

    Malaysia boleh Singapore bodoh:
    Another good reason for REGIME CHANGE. VTO.

    Keep a list. Spread it around. Back it up with facts. Then ask one question: Would you like more of the same?

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  • UniQ:

    I have casually spoken to both new Sinkies and Born n Bred Sinkies about this coming GE and how they feel (which I have personally deal with either in business or social interactions)over a six months period ? I make sure that how many Born n Bred Sinkies (which was easy for me) I have spoken to is equal to the number of new Sinkies.

    Imagine what were their comments and the ratio ?

    Basically, more new Sinkies wanted a regime change then Born and Bred Sinkies ?!?!? That is why I conclude all these while that SINKIES stupidity is incurable.

    At least the new Sinkies is very worry about their kids future and also their CPF and Tax contribution not distributed fairly, plus they do not see the future of Singapore being bright. Moving on to the next country to many may not be an options largely to language and to much of their $$ are being sucked here.

    Let’s see if anymore contributors to the numbers among their own network ?

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