Hong Kong jobless numbers drop 20,000 as pandemic woes ease

Hong Kong’s unemployment rate has dropped by 5.5 per cent as the city experiences a mini-economic recovery as the Covid-19 pandemic situation improves.

The number of people without a job in city dropped by around 20,200 to 213,100 between April and June. The latest figure marks a 0.5 per cent reduction from six per cent level at which the jobless rate stood between March and May this year.

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The most significant decreases in unemployment came in the construction, import and export, wholesale, retail accommodation, food services, arts, entertainment and recreation sectors.


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