Still waiting for wage report

SINGAPORE - Mr Tan Boon Khai highlighted the omission of certain data in the 2013 Yearbook Of Statistics ("Bring back data on income levels"; last Wednesday).

Another key publication on income, the Report On Wages 2012, has not been released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

The 2011 report was released in June last year.

More than a year later, the 2012 edition has still not been published. It is not even listed on the MOM's online schedule of future releases. Has the ministry discontinued its publication?

Although income data is available in the Singapore Yearbook Of Manpower Statistics 2013, it is not as comprehensive as that in the Report On Wages.

For example, the 25th and 75th percentile figures, as well as the income breakdown by age group, are not available in the yearbook.

Seah Ru Hong

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