ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperBusiness /EconomyEconomyPolicy WatchChina DataCompaniesMarketsIndustriesViewMotoringTechGreen ChinaChina ExpoHong Kongs unemployment rate remains at 3.2%(Xinhua)Updated:2012-09-19 10:55Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallHONG KONG — The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Hong Kong stood at 3.2 percent in June to August, the same as that in May to July, while the underemployment rate rose to 1.7 percent from 1.5 percent, the citys statistics department said here Tuesday.
According to the data, the labor force decreased by about 1,200 to 3.8 million in June-August, while the number of underemployed grew by 6,800 to 63,400. The increase in underemployment was mainly seen in the construction, and food and beverage service activities sectors.
Increases in the unemployment rate were mainly seen in the warehousing and support activities for transportation, and professional and business services sectors, excluding cleaning and similar activities, while decreases were mainly observed in the construction and real estate sectors.
Secretary for the citys Labor and Welfare Department Matthew Cheung said, the employment situation hinges on overall economic performance and in particular the pace of job creation in the corporate sector.
He said, the number of job vacancies is still at a relatively high level, with some employers having adopted a more cautious attitude towards staff hiring.8.03KRelated StoriesChinas urban unemployment rate reaches 4.1%HKs unemployment rate for Q2 stands at 3.2%Macaos unemployment rate stays at 2%Job market challenges as unemployment remains steadyHKs unemployment rate rises to 3.4%PhotoFinance Minister takes questions from the pressInfographic: The low-down on Chinas richest womenWhat drives Chinas young female entrepreneursJob fair held particularlly for female college students in E ChinaGlobal China – 2015 mergers and acquisitionsVirtual reality cameras in spotlight at the two sessionsChina Economy By NumbersChina Economy by Numbers – Dec China Economy by Numbers – Nov NewsmakerUK-born businessman heads revolution in Chinas canteens Chinese rank among worlds wealthiest 62Most ViewedTodays Top NewsChina to well handle bad loans: finance ministerNDRC Minister: China can absorb laid-off laborFinance Minister takes questions from the pressSteamed bun brand expands to USBMW quickens pace of localization strategy in ChinaMinister of Finance takes questions from the pressNew govt sweep clears industry of zombiesFunds yields may coast on two sessionsHot TopicsFiat SpA Peugeot SA Taxi app Internet finance Housing price Disneyland 12306.cn WeChatEditors PicksChinas top 10 tech startups Top 10 richest in Chinese mainland by Hurun list Top 10 cities with most billionaires in 2016 Top 10 most innovative companies of 2015 SpecialsWorld Robot Conference 2015Made in China – fight against counterfeit goods2015 Beijing Forum for Emerging Markets…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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