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Foreign Workforce Numbers

Pass Type
Dec 2009
Dec 2010
Dec 2011
Dec 2012
Dec 2013
Employment Pass (EP)
114,300
143,300
175,400
173,800
175,100
S Pass
82,800
98,700
113,900
142,400
160,900
Work Permit (Total)
856,300 871,200 908,600 952,100 985,600
 - Work Permit (Foreign Domestic Worker) 196,000 201,400 206,300 209,600 214,500
 - Work Permit (Construction) 245,700 248,100 264,500 293,400 319,100
Total Foreign Workforce
1,053,500
1,113,200
1,197,900
1,268,300
1,321,600
Total Foreign Workforce
(excluding Foreign Domestic Workers)
857,400
911,800
991,600
1,058,700
1,107,100
Total Foreign Workforce
(excluding Foreign Domestic Workers & Construction)
588,300
638,900
699,100
731,300
748,100

Note: Data may not add up to the total due to rounding.

Last updated on 14 March 2014 10:34:30