Hong Kong fourth quarter 2020 unemployment at 16-year high, hit by economic slowdown

FILE PHOTO: Job seekers wearing face masks fill in forms at a job fair amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rose to a 16-year high of 6.6% in October-December 2020, as a new wave of coronavirus infections slammed the brakes on a wide range of economic activities. The figure compared with 6.3% in the September-November period and was the highest since the last quarter of 2004… Continue reading Hong Kong fourth quarter 2020 unemployment at 16-year high, hit by economic slowdown