Hong Kong Unemployment Rate

1981 - 2020 | Monthly | % | Census and Statistics Department

Hong Kong SAR (China) Unemployment Rate remained the same at 6.40 % in Oct 2020, from the previously reported number of 6.40 % in Sep 2020. Hong Kong SAR (China) Unemployment Rate is updated monthly, available from Oct 1981 to Oct 2020, with an average rate of 3.30 %. 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 7.52 million people in Dec 2019. Monthly Earnings of Hong Kong SAR (China) stood at 2,188.99 USD in Jun 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 59.50 % in Oct 2020.

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Hong Kong Unemployment Rate

What was Hong Kong's Unemployment Rate in Oct 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
6.40 Oct 2020 6.40 Sep 2020 1.00 Dec 1989 8.50 Jun 2003 % monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 1999 - Sep 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -6,091.742 Sep 2020 monthly Oct 1998 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,688.458 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 1979 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 1979 - Sep 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 152,334.7 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 41.9 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (HKD bn) 775.614 2025 yearly 1981 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (HKD bn) 0.000 2025 yearly 2001 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (HKD bn) 780.328 2025 yearly 1981 - 2025
Debts: Outstanding: Government (HKD mn) 7,751.000 Nov 2020 monthly May 2004 - Nov 2020

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