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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.2 % Feb/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.6 % Feb/21
Employed Persons 3610 Thousand Person | 3.61 Million Person Feb/21
Unemployed Persons 262 Thousand Persons | 0.262 Million Persons Feb/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Hong Kong - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong?

  • Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong increased to 7.2 % in February 2021. The maximum rate was 8.5 % and minimum was 1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Census and Statistics Department.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
7.2 Feb/21 16.03.2021
7 Jan/21 18.02.2021
6.6 Dec/20 19.01.2021
6.3 Nov/20 17.12.2020
6.4 Oct/20 17.11.2020
6.4 Sep/20 20.10.2020
6.1 Aug/20 17.09.2020
6.1 Jul/20 19.08.2020


Historical Chart by chief executives (%)

Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong by chief executives

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Carrie Lam 01.07.2017 - 3.1000 2.8000 3.1000 2.8000 -9.68%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Hong Kong - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong decreased to 10.6 % in February 2021. The maximum rate was 12.1 % and minimum was 1.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Census and Statistics Department.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
10.6 Feb/21 20.03.2021
10.7 Jan/21 20.02.2021
11 Dec/20 23.01.2021
10.9 Nov/20 19.12.2020
12 Oct/20 21.11.2020
12.1 Sep/20 20.10.2020
11.4 Aug/20 19.09.2020
10.4 Jul/20 19.08.2020


Historical Chart by chief executives (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong by chief executives

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Carrie Lam 01.07.2017 - 5.4000 5.3000 6.9000 5.0000 -1.85%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Hong Kong - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Hong Kong?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Hong Kong decreased to 3610 Thousand Person (3.61 Million Person) in February 2021. The maximum rate was 3882 Thousand Person and minimum was 2371 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Census and Statistics Department.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
3610 Feb/21 16.03.2021
3631 Jan/21 18.02.2021
3648 Dec/20 19.01.2021
3650 Nov/20 19.12.2020
3628 Oct/20 17.11.2020
3625 Sep/20 20.10.2020
3640 Aug/20 17.09.2020
3637 Jul/20 19.08.2020


Historical Chart by chief executives (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Hong Kong by chief executives

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Hong Kong - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Hong Kong?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Hong Kong increased to 262 Thousand Persons (0.262 Million Persons) in February 2021. The maximum rate was 308 Thousand Persons and minimum was 24.9 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Census and Statistics Department.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
262 Feb/21 16.03.2021
253 Jan/21 18.02.2021
246 Dec/20 19.01.2021
244 Nov/20 19.12.2020
258 Oct/20 17.11.2020
260 Sep/20 20.10.2020
248 Aug/20 17.09.2020
242 Jul/20 19.08.2020


Historical Chart by chief executives (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Hong Kong by chief executives

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Hong Kong

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 65 65
Wages 4Q/20 2174.059 USD/Month 2207.795
Job Vacancies 4Q/20 35.056 K 38.913
Labor Force Participation Rate Feb/21 59.5 % 59.5

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/20 24.7 % 23.9
Kyrgyzstan Dec/20 3 % 3
Mongolia 4Q/20 7.6 % 7.3
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 4Q/20 23.4 % 28.5
Tajikistan Nov/19 2.1 % 2.1
Cambodia 2019 2.4 % 0.1
China 1Q/21 5.3 % 5.5
Georgia 2020 18.5 % 17.6
India 2021 6.5 % 6.9
Israel Feb/21 5.1 % 4.6
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Mar/21 3.9 % 4
Taiwan Feb/21 3.73 % 3.75
Vietnam 4Q/20 2.37 % 2.5
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/20 16 % 18.1
Hong Kong Feb/21 7.2 % 7
Indonesia 3Q/20 7.07 % 4.99
Japan Feb/21 2.9 % 2.9
Kazakhstan Dec/20 4.9 % 5
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Feb/21 2.9 % 2.7
Malaysia Feb/21 4.8 % 4.9
Philippines 1Q/21 8.7 % 8.7
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 4Q/20 3.3 % 3.6
Sri Lanka 3Q/20 5.8 % 5.4
Thailand Dec/20 1.5 % 2
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.8
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2019 4.8 % 5.2
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/20 7.4 % 8.5
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2019 3.3 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2019 3.9 % 3.8
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2019 2.7 % 3.4
Brunei 2019 9.1 % 8.9
Mauritius 4Q/20 10.4 % 10.6