Hong Kong has taken an added hit from the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Hong Kong has taken an added hit from the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong has taken an added hit from the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong jobless rate hits nine-year high as coronavirus crisis and months of unrest take toll

  • Unemployment rate hits 3.7 per cent in February, increasing for fifth straight month, and at the worst level since January 2011
  • All major sectors feel pressure, with construction and food and beverage industry especially hard hit

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong has taken an added hit from the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Hong Kong has taken an added hit from the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong has taken an added hit from the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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