Hong Kong Unemployment Rate at 3.3%


Hong Kong seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 3.3 percent in the three months to August of 2015. Unemployment has been below 4 percent since 2011.

The number of unemployed persons (not seasonally adjusted) increased by around 3 300 to 137 400 in June - August 2015 compared with the previous period.  Increases were mainly seen in the sectors of arts, entertainment and recreation; education; and retail. Decreases were mainly seen in the sectors of construction and transportation. 

The number of underemployed persons decreased by around 1 300 to 55 100 while the underemployment rate also remained unchanged at 1.4 percent.

Total employment increased by around 10 700 to 3 808 500 and the labour force also increased by around 14 100 to 3 946 000.

Hong Kong Unemployment Rate at 3.3%


Census and Statistics Department | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/17/2015 10:18:23 AM