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Hong Kong jobless rate unchanged at 6.1 per cent amid Covid-19 third wave but underuse of workers hits 17-year high

Hong Kong’s jobless rate remained unchanged at 6.1 per cent in August during the height of the city’s third wave of Covid-19 infections, but the number of people underemployed hit a 17-year high.For the rolling three months between June and August, the unemployment rate stayed the same as for the May to July period, the Census and Statistics Department revealed on Thursday, with the number of people without work rising by 5,800 to 248,300.The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in early July…

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