Hong Kong: Unemployment rate

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 Hong Kong

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 2.8
 Reference December 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability August 1981 - December 2023
 Average 3.73
 Min - Max 1 - 8.5
 Source Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from August 1981 to December 2023. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 3.73 percent with a minimum of 1 percent in May 1989 and a maximum of 8.5 percent in April 2003. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Hong Kong - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Hong Kong - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1981-2023
Measure: percent
Source: Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 3.81 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.06 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 4.11 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 6.00 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 12.96 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 59.04 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 49.89 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 53.82 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 65.34 2022 percent
 Employment 3.72 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.00 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 265.80 Q3/2023 index points
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