Yesterday, CNA broadcasted/posted a report titled Middle class wage stagnation could lead to social instability.

One version of the report says 123,000 jobs were created last year and economists estimate some 70 percent of these jobs went to foreigners. (See also SEW’s post)

In the other version of the same report, it’s 124,000 jobs were created last year and economists estimate some 45 percent of these jobs went to foreigners.

There are no other changes in the report except for this one line.

So which is which – Did 70% of 123,000 OR 45% of 124,000 jobs go to foreigners last year??

Updated on Jan 12 at 1949hrs

CNA has “edited” its report again. This time it says “Manpower Ministry data shows that 124,000 jobs were created last year and 45 percent of these jobs went to foreigners”

I recommend also reading this interesting post by Charissa titled How to read statistics?

Latest Update on Jan 15 at 1115hrs

Thanks to red pill for this. Read Jeff Yen’s post on his emails to CNA, and CNA’s reply to him, about their “editing”.

PS: Please take note that this post was originally posted on Jan 12 at 1644hrs when I first discovered the “editing”.