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Real wages rose 1.9% whilst productivity grew only 1.1% in 2011-2017.

In recent years, real wage growth has reached unsustainable levels as it has outstripped productivity growth, senior minister of state Koh Poh Koon said.

In a parliamentary reply, Koh said that in 2011-2017 real wages for resident workers rose by 1.9% per annum, whilst productivity grew by only 1.1% per annum over the same period. Compared to 2001-2017, real wages for resident workers grew by 1.5% per annum on the back of productivity growth of 2.1% per annum.

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