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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
2016 Dec 2 0.0 61 -15.3 *** ***
2017 Mar 2 0.0 58 -6.5 *** ***
Jun 2 0.0 57 -6.6 *** ***
Sep 2 0.0 54 -14.3 *** ***
Dec 2 0.0 49 -19.7 *** ***

YearMonthIndustry Section C : Manufacturing
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 10 032 -6.3 94 856 -4.1 2 067 -16.4
2017 Mar 9 876 -6.5 94 548 -3.4 2 567 -11.0
Jun 9 730 -6.7 93 413 -2.8 2 288 0.2
Sep 9 648 -6.0 92 036 -3.4 2 238 6.6
Dec 9 553 -4.8 91 442 -3.6 2 605 26.0

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
2016 Dec 390 -2.0 11 190 2.1 *** ***
2017 Mar 392 -5.1 11 161 3.4 *** ***
Jun 393 -2.5 11 317 3.8 *** ***
Sep 394 -1.3 11 252 1.1 *** ***
Dec 397 1.8 11 228 0.3 *** ***

YearMonthIndustry Section F : Construction sites (manual workers only)
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 1 391 0.0 112 370 10.2 848 29.7
2017 Mar 1 377 -4.4 117 642 12.2 568 -40.8
Jun 1 433 2.4 112 825 6.2 1 508 176.2
Sep 1 456 3.8 121 466 12.7 831 40.4
Dec 1 439 3.5 122 761 9.2 1 374 62.0

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
2016 Dec 114 166 -1.0 541 610 -0.7 7 073 9.7
2017 Mar 114 306 -0.4 540 927 -0.4 7 532 8.8
Jun 114 380 -0.3 540 981 -0.4 7 322 5.5
Sep 114 235 § 539 366 -0.5 7 614 8.3
Dec 114 097 -0.1 538 235 -0.6 7 147 1.0

YearMonthPart of Industry Section G : Retail
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 63 726 -2.2 267 534 -0.2 7 373 -7.2
2017 Mar 63 375 -1.7 267 324 0.4 7 536 -1.6
Jun 63 466 -0.2 267 796 0.6 7 082 -0.2
Sep 63 055 -1.2 267 131 0.2 8 130 -1.8
Dec 63 222 -0.8 269 264 0.6 7 798 5.8

YearMonthIndustry Section H : Transportation, storage, postal and courier services
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 9 713 0.7 178 802 0.2 3 040 -2.0
2017 Mar 9 705 1.3 178 112 -0.3 3 602 4.9
Jun 9 720 0.7 177 615 -0.1 3 560 8.4
Sep 9 723 0.2 178 998 0.5 3 598 12.2
Dec 9 833 1.2 180 251 0.8 3 447 13.4

YearMonthIndustry Section I : Accommodation and food services
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 17 896 0.2 282 879 -0.1 13 360 1.2
2017 Mar 17 933 1.1 280 905 0.1 13 665 5.7
Jun 17 844 1.0 281 534 0.3 13 216 1.4
Sep 17 992 1.0 283 365 0.5 12 627 -4.5
Dec 18 159 1.5 283 505 0.2 13 911 4.1

YearMonthIndustry Section J : Information and communications
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 13 155 3.3 107 342 0.8 2 708 -14.4
2017 Mar 13 323 5.4 107 270 1.5 2 719 6.6
Jun 13 591 6.6 106 581 1.4 2 710 9.6
Sep 13 973 7.6 106 623 0.9 2 750 -2.8
Dec 14 109 7.3 107 122 -0.2 2 765 2.1

YearMonthIndustry Section K : Financing and insurance
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 24 379 4.8 222 720 1.0 4 969 -19.0
2017 Mar 24 697 5.2 223 221 0.9 5 380 3.9
Jun 24 959 5.0 223 680 1.4 5 744 9.8
Sep 25 495 6.8 224 963 1.9 5 507 1.6
Dec 25 792 5.8 227 156 2.0 5 665 14.0

YearMonthIndustry Section L : Real estate
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 15 991 2.2 130 033 1.1 3 950 -1.5
2017 Mar 16 148 2.8 130 159 1.3 4 260 0.7
Jun 16 181 2.7 130 455 1.2 4 210 5.3
Sep 16 313 2.8 131 400 1.3 4 141 2.2
Dec 16 486 3.1 131 855 1.4 3 764 -4.7

YearMonthIndustry Sections M & N : Professional and business services
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 46 632 2.1 372 421 2.5 8 155 -12.2
2017 Mar 46 940 2.8 374 871 2.9 8 981 -0.1
Jun 47 044 2.3 374 423 1.6 8 589 -2.3
Sep 47 268 2.1 374 576 1.2 8 589 4.7
Dec 47 591 2.1 377 659 1.4 8 854 8.6

YearMonthIndustry Sections P - S : Social and personal services
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 49 885 1.3 507 952 1.2 13 414 -7.8
2017 Mar 50 343 1.5 510 321 1.0 13 464 -5.7
Jun 50 434 1.9 510 767 1.5 13 132 -7.9
Sep 50 620 1.7 512 540 1.4 14 915 5.0
Dec 51 005 2.2 517 373 1.9 16 435 22.5

YearMonthAll industry sections covered in the survey
EstablishmentsPersons engagedVacancies
No.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % changeNo.Year-on-year % change
2016 Dec 367 358 0.1 2 829 770 0.8 67 141 -5.8
2017 Mar 368 417 0.6 2 836 519 1.0 70 463 0.2
Jun 369 177 1.0 2 831 444 0.8 69 592 2.0
Sep 370 174 1.0 2 843 770 1.0 71 149 2.6
Dec 371 685 1.2 2 857 900 1.0 74 041 10.3

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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