Singaporean officer workers wearing masks leave a train station during the morning commute. Photo: ReutersSingaporean officer workers wearing masks leave a train station during the morning commute. Photo: Reuters
Singaporean officer workers wearing masks leave a train station during the morning commute. Photo: Reuters

As coronavirus batters Singapore’s economy, lost jobs loom as long-term headache

  • The impact could be worse than after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, as economic restructuring reshapes industries, destroying some jobs permanently
  • In Singapore, the problem is compounded by its rapidly ageing population. More than 35 per cent of its workforce is 50 and older

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Singaporean officer workers wearing masks leave a train station during the morning commute. Photo: ReutersSingaporean officer workers wearing masks leave a train station during the morning commute. Photo: Reuters
Singaporean officer workers wearing masks leave a train station during the morning commute. Photo: Reuters
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