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More than 1.3 million foreigners working in Singapore: Tan Chuan-Jin

Construction, wholesale trade and food and beverage are among the top 10 sectors that employ foreigners as of December 2013, says Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin.

SINGAPORE: There were 1,331,600 foreigners working in Singapore as of December 2013, Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin told Parliament on Tuesday (Aug 5).

In a written response, Mr Tan said that excluding about 224,500 foreign domestic workers, there were 1,107,100 foreigners employed across different sectors in Singapore. He added that the breakdown by nationality is not publicly available.

In addition, the minister said the construction and food and beverage (F&B) industries are on the list of the top 10 sectors employing the most number of foreigners as of December 2013.

The list is reproduced in full below:

The Manpower Minister was responding to a question posed by Nominated Member of Parliament Mary Liew, who asked about the number of foreigners working in Singapore, the breakdown of their nationalities and the sectors that employed the most foreigners.

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