Singapore’s non-resident population has more than doubled over the last 20 years. Photo: Reuters Singapore’s non-resident population has more than doubled over the last 20 years. Photo: Reuters
Singapore’s non-resident population has more than doubled over the last 20 years. Photo: Reuters

Singapore population falls for first time in 17 years as firms hire fewer foreigners

  • The city state’s total population dropped 0.3 per cent to 5.69 million as of June from a year ago, as the services sector saw fewer foreigners employed
  • Foreign workers were a key issue in the July election, with several opposition candidates saying that locals were losing out on jobs

Topic |   Singapore
Singapore’s non-resident population has more than doubled over the last 20 years. Photo: Reuters Singapore’s non-resident population has more than doubled over the last 20 years. Photo: Reuters
Singapore’s non-resident population has more than doubled over the last 20 years. Photo: Reuters
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