Only PMETs matter in Singapore?
After writing “PMET jobs grew 105,000: 90,859 new PRs & 58,828 new citizens?” (Sep 29) – upon further analysis – I realised that the cited jobs growth statistics look a bit strange.
I added the total local jobs growth using data from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), from 2014 to 2016 – and the figure came up to 107,400.
Since the cited local PMETs jobs growth for the same three-year period was 105,000 – does it mean that the local non-PMET jobs growth was only 2,400 (107,400 – 105,000) or just 2.2 per cent (2,400 divided by 107,400) of the total local jobs growth?
Or could it be that some non-PMET jobs were reclassified as PMET jobs?
Leong Sze Hian