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Unemployment rate (%)
PeriodPrevious Industry
ManufacturingConstructionImport/export trade and wholesaleRetail, accommodation and food servicesTransportation, storage, postal and courier services, information and communicationsFinancing, insurance, real estate, professional and business servicesPublic administration, social and personal servicesOther industriesAll industries
2014 3.2 5.0 2.8 4.4 2.7 2.3 1.6 ## 3.3
2015 3.4 4.0 2.7 4.7 2.7 2.4 1.7 2.4 3.3
2016 3.5 4.1 2.9 5.2 2.8 2.7 1.6 1.3 3.4
6/2016 - 8/2016 3.0 3.5 3.0 5.2 2.7 3.0 1.6 ## 3.6
7/2016 - 9/2016 3.0 3.6 3.0 5.2 2.9 2.8 1.6 ## 3.6
8/2016 - 10/2016 2.5 3.3 3.1 5.2 3.2 2.7 1.7 ## 3.5
9/2016 - 11/2016 2.6 3.3 3.0 5.2 3.2 2.6 1.5 ## 3.4
10/2016 - 12/2016 2.4 3.3 2.7 5.0 2.9 2.4 1.3 ## 3.1
11/2016 - 1/2017 2.8 3.4 2.7 4.9 2.8 2.4 1.3 ## 3.1
12/2016 - 2/2017 2.4 3.8 2.9 4.8 3.0 2.2 1.3 2.3 3.0
1/2017 - 3/2017 2.6 4.4 3.0 4.7 3.0 2.3 1.5 3.1 3.2
2/2017 - 4/2017 2.3 4.6 3.2 4.7 3.1 2.4 1.6 3.4 3.2
3/2017 - 5/2017 2.4 4.8 3.2 4.8 3.1 2.3 1.5 3.5 3.2
4/2017 - 6/2017 2.4 4.8 3.1 4.7 3.1 2.3 1.3 3.0 3.2
5/2017 - 7/2017 2.6 4.9 2.9 4.6 3.0 2.2 1.3 3.1 3.2
6/2017 - 8/2017 2.6 4.7 2.8 4.6 2.9 2.1 1.4 ## 3.3
7/2017 - 9/2017 2.7 4.7 2.9 4.4 2.8 2.0 1.4 ## 3.2
8/2017 - 10/2017 # 2.8 4.6 2.6 4.4 2.7 2.1 1.3 ## 3.1
Notes : #Provisional figures
 ##Statistics are not released due to large sampling error.
 Starting from 2001, annual figures are compiled based on data collected in the General Household Survey from January to December of the year concerned as well as the mid-year population estimates by District Council district compiled jointly by the Census and Statistics Department and an inter-departmental Working Group on Population Distribution Projections.
 The above statistics are compiled based on the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification (HSIC) Version 2.0 and the series has been backcasted to the quarter of January to March 2008. Statistics prior to 2008 have been compiled based on HSIC Version 1.1. Users may also download "HSIC Version 1.1-based statistics" for reference. For more details on the revision of HSIC, please refer to the feature article "Revision of Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification" published in November 2008 issue of the Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics.
 Accommodation services cover hotels, guesthouses, boarding houses and other establishments providing short term accommodation.
 The retail, accommodation and food services industries as a whole is generally referred to as the consumption- and tourism-related segment.
Source : Social Analysis and Research Section (2),
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2887 5508
 Enquiry e-mail : ghs@censtatd.gov.hk)



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