Hong Kong’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 per cent in the first quarter of this year but was still hovering around a 17-year high, with the city’s labour chief warning the job market may still face challenges in the near term. The rolling figure for the three months ending in March edged down 0.4 percentage points compared to the previous period ending in February, the Census and Statistics Department revealed on Thursday. About 259,800 people were out of a job in the latest period, roughly…


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