Calls for unemployment insurance scheme in Hong Kong are growing as more than 162,000 people lost their jobs in the first quarter of 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
Calls for unemployment insurance scheme in Hong Kong are growing as more than 162,000 people lost their jobs in the first quarter of 2020. Photo: Winson Wong

Jobless chef among 162,000 left behind as calls for social insurance grow louder in Hong Kong’s pandemic relief efforts

  • Lawmakers and union leaders urge city officials to implement unemployment insurance amid cracks in economy
  • Jobless rate approaches highest in a decade as anti-government protests and viral outbreak dent businesses

Calls for unemployment insurance scheme in Hong Kong are growing as more than 162,000 people lost their jobs in the first quarter of 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
Calls for unemployment insurance scheme in Hong Kong are growing as more than 162,000 people lost their jobs in the first quarter of 2020. Photo: Winson Wong
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