Incidence of long-term unemployment (with a duration of unemployment of 3 months and over) per 100,000 persons in the labour force

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
No. 1223.14 968.63 473.41 1088.33 700 1800 3100 2100
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
No. 2100 3500 3900 3500 2600 2100 1700 1300
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
No. 2500 2100 1400 1400 1400 1200 1100 1200

Operational Definitions

The number of persons who have been unemployed for 3 months and more at times of enumeration per 100,000 persons in the labour force based on the General Household Surveys.

Footnote

All figures are collected from Census and Statistics Department and Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics since 1991.
All figures, except those for 1981, are average of the estimates obtained from the four quarterly reports of the General Household Survey of each year. Figure for 1981 is the average of the estimates obtained from the last two quarterly reports of the General Household Survey conducted in 1981.
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