The disturbing fact that 242,500 people are still struggling in the labour market should prompt the government to work harder in job creation and retention. Photo: Nora Tam The disturbing fact that 242,500 people are still struggling in the labour market should prompt the government to work harder in job creation and retention. Photo: Nora Tam
The disturbing fact that 242,500 people are still struggling in the labour market should prompt the government to work harder in job creation and retention. Photo: Nora Tam
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Real impact of virus wave still to be felt

  • Officials contend that a 0.1 percentage point drop in the city’s unemployment rate showed that the wage subsidy scheme had prevented substantial job losses. Yet the total unemployment rate remains at a 15-year high and more must be done to create and retain jobs

The disturbing fact that 242,500 people are still struggling in the labour market should prompt the government to work harder in job creation and retention. Photo: Nora Tam The disturbing fact that 242,500 people are still struggling in the labour market should prompt the government to work harder in job creation and retention. Photo: Nora Tam
The disturbing fact that 242,500 people are still struggling in the labour market should prompt the government to work harder in job creation and retention. Photo: Nora Tam
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