Hong Kong’s new jobless rate may fall to 6.5 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong’s new jobless rate may fall to 6.5 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong’s new jobless rate may fall to 6.5 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong’s jobless rate will drop noticeably due to sharp rebound in economy, easing of Covid-19 situation, finance minister says

  • Paul Chan hopes unemployment and underemployment rates will fall sharply after city’s economy expanded by 7.9 per cent year on year in the first three months of 2021
  • Jobless rate dropped to 6.8 per cent in the first quarter of this year, but still hovered around a 17-year high, with about 259,800 people unemployed

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
Hong Kong’s new jobless rate may fall to 6.5 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong’s new jobless rate may fall to 6.5 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong’s new jobless rate may fall to 6.5 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong
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