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
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

Topic |   Banking & Finance
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
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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