Executive Council convenor Chung Sze-yuen yesterday urged people not to expect miracles from the Government. Mr Chung said the rise in unemployment had been widely anticipated. 'Everybody knows pretty much for sure that an increase was coming. And I feel it has turned out to be lower than my prediction.' Mr Chung expected the rate to be at least four per cent in March, compared with the 3.9 per cent announced yesterday. 'The economy is growing in an orderly manner. But the increase in immigrants has outgrown the jobs we are able to generate.' Mr Chung said the Government could only go as far as providing retraining and allotting more manpower to the Labour Department to help job-seekers. 'The Government is not a magician and does not have the power to create jobs for everyone overnight.' He said infrastructure work, such as public housing, should be speeded up in order to relieve the situation.