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Gan Siow Huang on women in the workforce

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Singapore's female employment rate increased over the past decade from 54 per cent in 2010 to 57.7 per cent in 2020. This ranks well, compared with OECD countries, said Minister of State for Manpower Gan Siow Huang in reply to MPs' questions in Parliament on Wednesday (Jan 12). She said the share of women in jobs as professionals, managers, executives and technicians has also increased over the decade. It rose from 41.1 per cent to 45.6 per cent. More women are joining growth sectors, such as information and communication, financial services, and health and social services. They make up 52.8 per cent in these three sectors. The share of women in jobs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) rose from 29.9 per cent in 2015 to 32.4 per cent in 2020. The Government will continue to work with its tripartite partners and community stakeholders to support women's participation in the workforce, she said.

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Singapore's female employment rate increased over the past decade from 54 per cent in 2010 to 57.7 per cent in 2020. This ranks well, compared with OECD countries, said Minister of State for Manpower Gan Siow Huang in reply to MPs' questions in Parliament on Wednesday (Jan 12). She said the share of women in jobs as professionals, managers, executives and technicians has also increased over the decade. It rose from 41.1 per cent to 45.6 per cent. More women are joining growth sectors, such as information and communication, financial services, and health and social services. They make up 52.8 per cent in these three sectors. The share of women in jobs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) rose from 29.9 per cent in 2015 to 32.4 per cent in 2020. The Government will continue to work with its tripartite partners and community stakeholders to support women's participation in the workforce, she said.

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