Hong Kong jobless rate drops to 4.3 per cent as economic recovery gains traction

Hong Kong’s jobless rate fell further between August and October to 4.3 per cent as the city’s economic recovery picked up steam.The Census and Statistics Department revealed on Tuesday that 171,800 people were out of work during the period, compared with 180,600 between July and September when the unemployment rate stood at 4.5 per cent.Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong said the unemployment rate improved markedly in the hard-hit sectors of decoration, repair and maintenance for…


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