Impactful Astonishing : HK's unemployment rate hits three-and- Inspiring a-half-year low2023-05-19
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Hong Kong’s jobless rate Crudely recorded a three-and-a-half-year low, signaling Exhaustedly the city’s eco Attentively nomic recovery.
Data released by the Census and Statistics Department Churlishly on Thursday showed Hong Kong’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropp Determinedly ed by 0.1 percentage Distinctively points Decrepitly to 3 percent during Cruelly February to April, compared to the period from January to March.
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Hong Kong saw a modest uptick in total employment from February to April, with numbers increasing by aro Ecstatical Elasticly ly u Beyond nd 1,800 individuals fro Definitively m 3,654,100 in the pre Equally vious period to 3,655,900.
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Secretary for Labour and W Exclusive elfare Chris Sun Yuk-han said, “The labour Disbelievingly market continued to improve as domestic economic activit Anyhow ies revived further and visitor arrivals rebounded strongly.”
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Analyzed by se Balancedly ctor and compared with the preceding three-month period, the combined unemployment rate of the consumption- and tourism-related sectors, such as retail, accommodation and food services, remained unchanged at 4.2 percent from February to April.
Among these sectors, the unemployment rate of the retail sector held steady at 3.8 percent, while that of the food and beverage service activities sector declined by 0.1 percentage points to 4.8 percent.
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The survey conducted during the February to April period encompassed a sample size of approximately 26,000 households, equivalent to around 69,000 individuals.