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YearMonthIndustry Section B : Mining and quarrying
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 2 0.0 49 -19.7 *** ***
2018 Mar 2 0.0 38 -34.5 *** ***
Jun 1 -50.0 30 -47.4 *** ***
Sep 1 -50.0 30 -44.4 *** ***
Dec 1 -50.0 31 -36.7 *** ***

YearMonthIndustry Section C : Manufacturing
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 9 553 -4.8 91 442 -3.6 2 605 26.0
2018 Mar 9 570 -3.1 90 869 -3.9 2 609 1.6
Jun 9 490 -2.5 89 833 -3.8 2 949 28.9
Sep 9 383 -2.7 89 442 -2.8 2 897 29.4
Dec 9 347 -2.2 90 097 -1.5 2 940 12.9

YearMonthIndustry Sections D & E : Electricity and gas supply, and waste management
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 397 1.8 11 228 0.3 *** ***
2018 Mar 397 1.3 11 202 0.4 *** ***
Jun 395 0.5 11 165 -1.3 *** ***
Sep 405 2.8 11 378 1.1 *** ***
Dec 404 1.8 11 324 0.9 *** ***

YearMonthIndustry Section F : Construction sites (manual workers only)
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 1 439 3.5 122 761 9.2 1 374 62.0
2018 Mar 1 457 5.8 120 723 2.6 851 49.8
Jun 1 489 3.9 116 051 2.9 580 -61.5
Sep 1 505 3.4 107 603 -11.4 515 -38.0
Dec 1 489 3.5 103 017 -16.1 853 -37.9

YearMonthPart of Industry Section G : Import/export trade and wholesale
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 114 097 -0.1 538 235 -0.6 7 147 1.0
2018 Mar 114 166 -0.1 538 394 -0.5 7 595 0.8
Jun 114 022 -0.3 537 722 -0.6 7 778 6.2
Sep 113 670 -0.5 535 922 -0.6 7 565 -0.6
Dec 113 436 -0.6 534 434 -0.7 7 026 -1.7

YearMonthPart of Industry Section G : Retail
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 63 222 -0.8 269 264 0.6 7 798 5.8
2018 Mar 64 251 1.4 270 951 1.4 8 110 7.6
Jun 64 343 1.4 272 111 1.6 7 980 12.7
Sep 64 160 1.8 273 115 2.2 8 014 -1.4
Dec 64 238 1.6 274 077 1.8 8 766 12.4

YearMonthIndustry Section H : Transportation, storage, postal and courier services
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 9 833 1.2 180 251 0.8 3 447 13.4
2018 Mar 9 866 1.7 179 241 0.6 4 042 12.2
Jun 10 064 3.5 179 769 1.2 4 659 30.9
Sep 10 137 4.3 180 016 0.6 4 479 24.5
Dec 10 194 3.7 180 139 -0.1 4 254 23.4

YearMonthIndustry Section I : Accommodation and food services
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 18 159 1.5 283 505 0.2 13 911 4.1
2018 Mar 18 488 3.1 286 197 1.9 14 379 5.2
Jun 18 909 6.0 290 592 3.2 14 358 8.6
Sep 19 223 6.8 293 125 3.4 14 258 12.9
Dec 19 409 6.9 294 278 3.8 13 907 §

YearMonthIndustry Section J : Information and communications
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 14 109 7.3 107 122 -0.2 2 765 2.1
2018 Mar 14 200 6.6 106 916 -0.3 3 117 14.6
Jun 14 415 6.1 108 229 1.5 3 249 19.9
Sep 14 567 4.3 109 092 2.3 2 789 1.4
Dec 14 708 4.2 109 935 2.6 2 780 0.5

YearMonthIndustry Section K : Financing and insurance
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 25 792 5.8 227 156 2.0 5 665 14.0
2018 Mar 26 043 5.5 228 891 2.5 6 090 13.2
Jun 26 291 5.3 228 953 2.4 6 210 8.1
Sep 26 537 4.1 231 192 2.8 6 032 9.5
Dec 26 848 4.1 233 480 2.8 6 077 7.3

YearMonthIndustry Section L : Real estate
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 16 486 3.1 131 855 1.4 3 764 -4.7
2018 Mar 16 619 2.9 132 503 1.8 4 199 -1.4
Jun 16 726 3.4 133 054 2.0 4 280 1.7
Sep 16 812 3.1 133 922 1.9 4 298 3.8
Dec 16 911 2.6 134 972 2.4 3 988 6.0

YearMonthIndustry Sections M & N : Professional and business services
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 47 591 2.1 377 659 1.4 8 854 8.6
2018 Mar 48 032 2.3 381 432 1.8 9 541 6.2
Jun 48 256 2.6 382 661 2.2 9 670 12.6
Sep 48 691 3.0 383 935 2.5 10 212 18.9
Dec 49 166 3.3 385 872 2.2 9 913 12.0

YearMonthIndustry Sections P - S : Social and personal services
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 51 005 2.2 517 373 1.9 16 435 22.5
2018 Mar 51 221 1.7 520 026 1.9 16 140 19.9
Jun 51 737 2.6 521 370 2.1 17 249 31.4
Sep 51 930 2.6 522 956 2.0 17 050 14.3
Dec 52 154 2.3 527 659 2.0 17 488 6.4

YearMonthAll industry sections covered in the survey
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2017 Dec 371 685 1.2 2 857 900 1.0 74 041 10.3
2018 Mar 374 312 1.6 2 867 383 1.1 76 875 9.1
Jun 376 138 1.9 2 871 540 1.4 79 203 13.8
Sep 377 021 1.8 2 871 728 1.0 78 341 10.1
Dec 378 305 1.8 2 879 315 0.7 78 186 5.6

Notes : (1)Establishments in construction sites refer to number of sites, while persons engaged and vacancies refer to manual workers only. Please refer to "Limitations of the Survey" in Part V of the Quarterly Report of Employment and Vacancies at Construction Sites.
 (2)Industrial coverage of retail trade is slightly incomplete in the present context. Main omissions are hawkers and retail pitches (other than market stalls).
 (3)Industrial coverage of the transportation, storage, postal and courier services is rather incomplete in the present context. Main omissions are taxis, public light buses, and part of goods vehicles and inland freight water transport.
 (4)Accommodation services cover hotels, guesthouses, boarding houses and other establishments providing short term accommodation.
 (5)Industrial coverage of the financing and insurance is slightly incomplete in the present context. Main omissions are monetary authorities and self-employed insurance agents with no business registration.
 (6)Industrial coverage of professional and business services is slightly incomplete in the present context. Main omissions are renting and leasing of recreational and sports goods.
 (7)Industrial coverage of social and personal services is rather incomplete in the present context. Main omissions are industry sections T & U ("Work activities within domestic households" & "Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies"); and religious organisations, authors and other independent artists, and some social and personal services.
 (8)Starting from March 2009 round of the SEV, the survey coverage has been expanded to include more economic activities in some of the industries due to the change in industrial classification. The industries concerned are in Industry Section H Transportation, storage, postal and courier services, Industry Section N Administrative and support services and Industry Sections P - S Social and personal services.
 (9)Figures relate only to those industries covered. Figures relating to the civil service are excluded.
 (10)The above statistics are compiled based on the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification (HSIC) Version 2.0 and the series has been backcasted to March 2000 whereas the statistics prior to March 2000 are 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 entitled "Revision of the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification" published in the November 2008 issue of the Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics.
 ***Data are not released in order to safeguard confidentiality of information provided by individual establishments.
 §Increase or decrease within 0.05%.
Source : Employment Statistics and Central Register of Establishments Section,
Census and Statistics Department
(Enquiry telephone no. : 2582 5076
 Enquiry e-mail : employment@censtatd.gov.hk)



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