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Hong Kong's April to June unemployment eases to 4.7%, outlook seen improving

Hong Kong's April to June unemployment eases to 4.7%, outlook seen improving

Job seekers wearing face masks fill in forms at the Wan Chai Job Fair, following the COVID-19 outbreak, in Hong Kong, Oct 29, 2020. (File photo: Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased to 4.7 per cent in the April to June quarter, thanks to an easing in the COVID-19 situation, a relaxation of social distancing and support from a consumption voucher scheme, the government said on Tuesday (Jul 19).

In the March to May period, the unemployment rate stood at 5.1 per cent.

"As domestic economic activities continue to revive, the labour market is likely to improve further in the near term," the government said, adding measures rolled out by the government would provide support for recovery of the local economy.

Source: Reuters/ng

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