HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Unemployment rate remained flat at 2.8% in January-March

The retail, accommodation, and food services sectors saw improved employment situations.

Unemployment rate in Hong Kong stood at 2.8% in January-March, figures from the Census & Statistics Department revealed.

The underemployment rate remained unchanged at 1%. Total employment fell by 6,300 to 3.86 million whilst the labour force increased by 1,600 to 3.97 million.

The number of unemployed people rose by 7,900 to 110,400 and the number of underemployed people decreased by 1,400 to 38,900.

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr. Law Chi-kwong said compared with a year earlier, the unemployment situation in many major service sectors improved, notably in the retail, accommodation and food services sector on the back of sustained expansion in inbound tourism.

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