Hong Kong Unemployment Rate  1981-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong came in at 3.4 percent in three months to October of 2016, the same as in the previous seven periods. The underemployment rate was also steady at 1.4 percent. Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong averaged 3.71 percent from 1981 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 8.50 percent in June of 2003 and a record low of 1.00 percent in July of 1989.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-19 08:30 AM Aug 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2016-10-18 08:30 AM Sep 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2016-11-17 08:30 AM Oct 3.4% 3.4% 3.5%
2016-12-19 08:30 AM Nov 3.4% 3.5%
2017-01-19 08:30 AM Dec
2017-02-23 08:50 AM Jan




Hong Kong Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.4%


The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong came in at 3.4 percent in three months to October of 2016, the same as in the previous seven periods. The underemployment rate was also steady at 1.4 percent.

Compared to the three months to September, the number of unemployed persons (not seasonally adjusted) decreased by around 4 500 to 136 100 and the number of underemployed was 55 300, about the same as in July - September. Increases were seen in the repair, laundry, domestic and other personal service activities sector while a decrease was mainly seen in the construction sector. As to the underemployment rate, an increase was mainly observed in the foundation and superstructure works of the construction sector while a decrease was mainly seen in the repair, laundry, domestic and other personal service activities sector.

Employment decreased by around 2 500 to 3 810 900  and the labour force also decreased by around 7 000 to 3 947 000.

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung commented that while the labour market is expected to remain largely stable in the near term, the considerable external uncertainties and their potential impact on the local economy remain causes for concern.

Census and Statistics Department | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/17/2016 10:36:57 AM



Hong Kong Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.40 8.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3810.90 3813.40 3816.80 2370.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 136.10 140.60 307.70 24.90 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.00 61.20 66.50 59.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 135.90 154.60 154.60 76.20 Index Points [+]
Productivity 155.20 153.70 155.20 99.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 68199.00 70301.00 127765.00 15919.00 [+]
Wages 15129.00 15055.00 15129.00 10382.00 HKD/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 203.60 200.00 203.60 141.80 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 32.50 30.00 32.50 28.00 HKD/Hour [+]
Population 7.30 7.23 7.30 3.08 Million [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.90 10.40 1.90 percent [+]



Hong Kong Unemployment Rate Notes

In Hong Kong, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Hong Kong Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Hong Kong Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.40 8.50 1.00 1981 - 2016 percent Monthly
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