Hong Kong SAR, China Unemployment Rate

1981 - 2022 | Monthly | % | Census and Statistics Department

Key information about Hong Kong SAR (China) Unemployment Rate

  • Hong Kong SAR (China) Unemployment Rate dropped to 4.70% in Jun 2022, from the previously reported figure of 5.10% in May 2022.
  • Hong Kong SAR (China) Unemployment Rate is updated monthly, available from Oct 1981 to Jun 2022, with an average rate of 3.40%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 8.50% in Jun 2003 and a record low of 1.00% in Dec 1989.
  • The data is reported by reported by Census and Statistics Department.
  • In the latest reports, Hong Kong SAR (China) Population reached 7.40 million people in Dec 2021.


View Hong Kong SAR, China's Unemployment Rate from Oct 1981 to Jun 2022 in the chart:

Hong Kong SAR, China Unemployment Rate

What was Hong Kong SAR, China's Unemployment Rate in Jun 2022?

Hong Kong SAR (China) Unemployment Rate dropped to 4.70% in Jun 2022, from the previously reported figure of 5.10% in May 2022. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4.70 Jun 2022 5.10 May 2022 1.00 Dec 1989 8.50 Jun 2003 % monthly Oct 1981 - Jun 2022

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Australia (%) 3.50 Jun 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - Jun 2022
Austria (%) 4.27 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.94 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Jun 2022
Belgium (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 9.30 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Jun 2022
Brunei (%) 7.65 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 4.90 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 4.90 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - Jul 2022
Chile (%) 7.81 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - Jun 2022
China (%) 5.50 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Jun 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 7.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 5.10 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.49 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.05 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Jun 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.00 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Finland (%) 6.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 2.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.50 May 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - May 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 4.70 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - Jun 2022
Hungary (%) 3.40 May 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2022
Iceland (%) 3.40 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Israel (%) 3.31 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jun 2022
Italy (%) 8.12 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Jun 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.60 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Jun 2022
Jordan (%) 22.80 Feb 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - Feb 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.90 Jul 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - Jul 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 5.80 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.66 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 3.70 Jun 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - Jun 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.80 May 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.33 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jun 2022
Moldova (%) 3.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 8.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 11.20 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.30 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 3.20 May 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 25.40 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 8.47 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 6.78 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022
Philippines (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 4.90 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.30 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 10.60 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 2.10 Jun 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.28 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Jun 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 34.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 12.48 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.66 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 4.56 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -5,612.479 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1998 - Jun 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 17,599.952 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1979 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 20.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1979 - Mar 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 161,605.6 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 46.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (HKD bn) 883.321 2028 yearly 1982 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (HKD bn) 203.249 2028 yearly 2005 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (HKD bn) 909.325 2028 yearly 1982 - 2028
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.520 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -8,732.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 48,509.6 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -6.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Jun 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 343,053.378 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 1,403,964.276 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 303,429.616 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 57,242.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 0.5 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - Jun 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 2,439,488.300 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 592,852.824 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 3,114.318 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1964 - Jun 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 2,482.766 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1964 - Jun 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 28,268.408 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1964 - Jun 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 24,387.593 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 1964 - Jun 2022
Exports: Electrical Machinery, Apparatus and Appliances (HKD mn) 191,431.024 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Exports: General Industrial Machinery and Equipment nes (HKD mn) 2,830.893 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Exports: Road Vehicles, Including Air-Cruhion Vehicles (HKD mn) 602.598 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Imports Value Index: sa (2016=100) 117.00 Feb 2018 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2018
Total Exports Value Index: sa (2016=100) 113.40 Feb 2018 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2018
Total Exports Quantum Index (2016=100) 79.20 Feb 2018 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2018
Exports: Office Machines & Automatic Data Processing Machines (HKD mn) 41,849.378 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Exports: Telecom & Sound Recording & Reproducing Equipment (HKD mn) 37,985.613 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 48,180.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 10,059.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 11.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 35,166.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 40.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7,556.345 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 8,489.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -933.172 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 1,857,670.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 510.6 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,215,303.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 336.4 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 35.278 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 1,991,459.432 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: DI: Assets (AS) (HKD mn) -376,024.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Goods: Debit (HKD mn) -1,204,794.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment (PI) (HKD mn) 145,052.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (HKD mn) -28,993.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: PInc: Debit (HKD mn) -334,936.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Goods (HKD mn) 14,265.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Overall Balance (HKD mn) -52,489.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Debit (HKD mn) -1,665,788.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Credit (HKD mn) 1,744,296.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Other investment (OI) (HKD mn) -161,482.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: FD: Liabilities (HKD mn) -104,713.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Direct Investment (DI) (HKD mn) -101,564.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: FD: Assets (HKD mn) 120,799.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account (FA) (HKD mn) -49,418.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CFA: Reserve Assets (HKD mn) 52,489.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: Financial Derivatives (FD) (HKD mn) 16,086.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: OI: Assets (HKD mn) -32,145.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: DI: Liabilities (LB) (HKD mn) 274,461.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (HKD mn) 5.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital Account (HKD mn) -97.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (HKD mn) -102.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: PI: Liabilities (LB) (HKD mn) 58,974.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: OI: Liabilities (HKD mn) -129,337.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Goods: Credit (HKD mn) 1,219,059.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account (CA) (HKD mn) 78,508.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Secondary Income (SInc) (HKD mn) -2,790.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Services: Debit (HKD mn) -118,081.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: PInc: Credit (HKD mn) 358,182.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: SInc: Debit (HKD mn) -7,977.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Services: Credit (HKD mn) 161,868.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Services (HKD mn) 43,787.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PInc) (HKD mn) 23,246.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: FA: PI: Assets (AS) (HKD mn) 86,079.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
BoP: CA: SInc: Credit (HKD mn) 5,187.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
International Investment Position (IIP): Assets (HKD mn) 49,491,687.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022
IIP: Net (HKD mn) 15,598,106.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022
IIP: Liabilities (HKD mn) 33,893,581.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022
External Debt (ED): Total (HKD mn) 14,550,202.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 0.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 93.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1982 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 266,744.444 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1985 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 2,077,615.328 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1980 - Jun 2022
M2 Growth (%) 0.4 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1981 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 447,108.0 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 131.771 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 7.8 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2000 - Jun 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 121.000 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - Jun 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 1,942,014.477 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 0.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Jun 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 875,922.9 Sep 2018 monthly Dec 1990 - Sep 2018
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 9.3 Sep 2018 monthly Dec 1991 - Sep 2018
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 31.500 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Credit to Households (USD bn) 342.489 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1990 - Dec 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 1,355.986 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1978 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 341,841.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1982 - Jun 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 1,400,068.050 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1978 - Jun 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) -2.34 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 1979 - Jun 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 223.58 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1973 - Mar 2022
Deposits: Renminbi: Total Outstandings (RMB mn) 554,316.75 Mar 2018 monthly Feb 2004 - Mar 2018
HK: Loans & Advances: Total (HKD mn) 9,652,390.44 Mar 2018 monthly Dec 1978 - Mar 2018
HK: Residential Mortgage: Value: Outstanding Loans (OL) (HKD mn) 1,228,442.00 Mar 2018 monthly Dec 2000 - Mar 2018
HK: Residential Mortgage: Value: New Loans Made (HKD mn) 29,750.00 Mar 2018 monthly Dec 2000 - Mar 2018
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 0.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2022
BTS: Expected Changes: BS: sa: Retail (%) 25.000 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2022
BTS: Expected Changes: Business Situation (BS): sa (%) 6.000 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2022

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