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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.4 % Apr/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.7 % Apr/22
Employed Persons 3559 Thousand Person | 3.559 Million Person Apr/22
Unemployed Persons 206 Thousand Persons | 0.206 Million Persons Apr/22


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 5.4 % in April 2022. 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
5.4 Apr/22 19.05.2022
5 Mar/22 21.04.2022
4.5 Feb/22 17.03.2022
3.9 Jan/22 21.02.2022
3.9 Dec/21 18.01.2022
4.1 Nov/21 18.01.2022
4.5 Sep/21 21.10.2021
4.7 Aug/21 16.09.2021


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 increased to 7.7 % in April 2022. 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
7.7 Apr/22 21.05.2022
7.2 Mar/22 21.04.2022
5.8 Feb/22 17.03.2022
5.4 Jan/22 26.02.2022
6 Dec/21 22.01.2022
7.1 Nov/21 18.01.2022
9 Sep/21 23.10.2021
8.7 Aug/21 18.09.2021


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 3559 Thousand Person (3.559 Million Person) in April 2022. 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
3559 Apr/22 19.05.2022
3610 Mar/22 21.04.2022
3643 Feb/22 17.03.2022
3676 Jan/22 21.02.2022
3681 Dec/21 18.01.2022
3673 Nov/21 18.01.2022
3658 Sep/21 21.10.2021
3652 Aug/21 18.09.2021


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 206 Thousand Persons (0.206 Million Persons) in April 2022. 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
206 Apr/22 19.05.2022
188 Mar/22 21.04.2022
158 Feb/22 17.03.2022
135 Jan/22 21.02.2022
143 Dec/21 18.01.2022
158 Nov/21 18.01.2022
181 Sep/21 21.10.2021
188 Aug/21 18.09.2021


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/21 2195.918 USD/Month 2191.582
Job Vacancies 4Q/21 60.98 K 54.558
Labor Force Participation Rate Apr/22 58.2 % 58.5

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/21 23.3 % 23.2
Kyrgyzstan Mar/22 3 % 2.9
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 1Q/22 25 % 24
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2020 0.31 % 2.4
China 1Q/22 6.1 % 5.8
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 7.8 % 7.6
Israel Apr/22 3.5 % 3.8
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Apr/22 2.7 % 2.7
Taiwan Apr/22 3.68 % 3.7
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/21 14.5 % 15
Hong Kong Apr/22 5.4 % 5
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Mar/22 2.6 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Mar/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Apr/22 3.5 % 3.5
Malaysia Mar/22 4.1 % 4.1
Philippines 1Q/22 5.8 % 6.4
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 1Q/22 2.2 % 2.4
Sri Lanka 4Q/21 4.6 % 5.2
Thailand Mar/22 1.53 % 1.64
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 4Q/21 8.9 % 9.6
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/21 6.9 % 6.6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2020 4.7 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 8.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 4Q/21 8.1 % 9.5