Hong Kong - Total Employment

Hong Kong: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.IHKG
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.01 %
Data 2018 Q3 2,871,728
2018 Q2 2,871,540

Series Information

Source Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG)
Release Employment and Job Vacancies
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2000
End Date 9/30/2018

Hong Kong: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Feb 2021 3,871 3,884 Ths. 3-mo. MA, NSA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Feb 2021 3,610 3,630 Ths. 3-mo. MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Feb 2021 261.6 253.3 Ths. 3-mo. MA, NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Feb 2021 7.2 7 % 3-mo. MA, SA Monthly
Real Wages & Salaries 2020 Q4 124.3 122.4 Index 1999Q1=100, NSA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2020 Q4 165.9 160.6 Index 1999Q1=100, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2018 Q3 2,871,728 2,871,540 #, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

The employed population comprises all those persons aged 15 and over who have been at work (for at least one hour) for pay/profit or have had formal job attachment (i.e. that the person has continued receipt of wage or salary; or has an assurance or an agreed date of return to job or business; or is in receipt of compensation without obligation to accept another job) during the seven days before enumeration. Unpaid family workers are also included.

The unemployed population comprises of all those persons aged 15 and over who do not have a job and has not performed any work for pay or profit during the seven days before enumeration, who have been available for work during those seven days and who have sought work during the thirty days before enumeration.

Labour force statistics are compiled in accordance with the conceptual framework recommended by the International Labour Organization (ILO).


Branch of economic activity (industry): data are coded to the Hong Kong Standard Industrial Classification (HSIC).

Occupation: classification of occupations is based on the Occupation Index of Hong Kong Population Census (2001).

All industries and occupations are covered for the whole territory of Hong Kong (excluding marine regions). All land-based non-institutional population of Hong Kong, excluding inmates of institutions and persons living on board vessels, are covered.

Labour force included those persons of 15 years and over.

The labour force statistics are revised subject to routine revisions of the population estimates.