The number of unemployed persons in Hong Kong decreased to 116 Thousand in October of 2018 from 117.80 Thousand in September of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Hong Kong averaged 122.78 Thousand from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 307.70 Thousand in August of 2003 and a record low of 24.90 Thousand in February of 1989.

Unemployed Persons in Hong Kong is expected to be 114.03 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Hong Kong to stand at 113.76 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Hong Kong Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 113.72 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Hong Kong Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.80 8.50 1.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3872.60 3874.60 3882.40 2370.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 116.00 117.80 307.70 24.90 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.10 61.20 66.50 59.50 percent [+]
Productivity 166.00 160.10 166.00 99.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 79203.00 76875.00 127765.00 15919.00 [+]
Wages 16479.00 15897.00 16479.00 10382.00 HKD/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 219.60 215.00 219.60 141.80 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 34.50 34.50 34.50 28.00 HKD/Hour [+]
Population 7.41 7.37 7.41 3.08 Million [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.30 10.40 1.90 percent [+]


Hong Kong Unemployed Persons

In Hong Kong, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides the latest reported value for - Hong Kong Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Hong Kong Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
116.00 117.80 307.70 24.90 1981 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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