January 19, 2009

Hong Kong’s unemployment rate rises to 4.1%

Filed under: China,worldwide — 7macaw @ 12:28 pm
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Hong Kong’s unemployment rate has risen to 4.1 percent, a result of the impact of the global financial crunch, according to official figures released Monday. The unemployment rate increased further from 3.8 percent in September-November 2008 to 4.1 percent in October-December of that year, according to the tallies.

Job losses were most serious in sectors such as decoration and maintenance, restaurants, the import and export trade, transport and manufacturing.

Source: Taiwan News

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