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HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Welfare cases dipped 0.3% in Hong Kong

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped to 235,663 in June, down 0.3% on May, the Social Welfare Department announced today.

The total number of recipients stood at 345,655.

Low-earnings cases fell 1.7% to 4,831 while unemployment cases dropped 1.2% to 13,707.

Permanent disability cases decreased 0.5% to 17,317 while ill health cases dropped 0.4% to 23,943.

Old age cases fell 0.1% to 144,694 while single parent cases increased 0.1% to 26,711.

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