A man walks past closed storefronts in Wan Chai on August 6, 2020. Hong Kong saw just 6,685 bankruptcies last year, far below the average. Photo: Sam Tsang
A man walks past closed storefronts in Wan Chai on August 6, 2020. Hong Kong saw just 6,685 bankruptcies last year, far below the average. Photo: Sam Tsang
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Coronavirus recovery: Hong Kong’s unemployment figures only tell half the story

  • The latest official Hong Kong jobless figures seem at odds with the International Labour Organization’s gloomy assessment of the pandemic’s economic impact
  • The government’s focus on lost jobs rather than lost earnings overlooks important context and disguises much of the economic hardship being suffered

A man walks past closed storefronts in Wan Chai on August 6, 2020. Hong Kong saw just 6,685 bankruptcies last year, far below the average. Photo: Sam Tsang
A man walks past closed storefronts in Wan Chai on August 6, 2020. Hong Kong saw just 6,685 bankruptcies last year, far below the average. Photo: Sam Tsang
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