1.32m foreign workers in Singapore; the bulk in construction and marine sectors

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Construction and marine are among the top 10 sectors that employ foreign workers here. Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said that although the total number of such workers has grown, the pace of growth has slowed significantly. — ST FILE PHOTO

There are 1.32 million foreign workers in Singapore and the bulk of them work in the construction and marine sectors.

Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said this in a written reply yesterday to a parliamentary question filed by Nominated Member of Parliament Mary Liew.

She wanted to know the total number of foreign workers and which countries they came from.

The minister said that data on the breakdown of nationalities of foreign workers is not publicly available but gave the top 10 sectors that employed foreign workers.

 

The list is reproduced in full below:

 

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