Labour and employment

Yui-tim WONG

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Abstract

At the end of 1995 Hong Kong had a resourceful and energetic labour force of 3,120,500, as estimated from the findings of the October to December 1995 General Household Survey. In terms of sectoral distribution, 17.5 per cent of the workforce was engaged in manufacturing; 8.1 per cent in construction; 28.9 per cent in wholesale and retail trade, restaurants, and hotels; 11.4 per cent in transport, storage, and communication; 11.6 per cent in financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; 21.5 per cent in community, social, and personal services. A profile of the sectoral distribution of the workforce participation, unemployment, underemployment, and vacancies by industry. In addition, the impact of the policy to import labour on the labour force and employment and the manpower projections for 2001 will also be discussed in this chapter. Some advice to the Special Administrative Region (SAR) government on labour and human resource policies is also offered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Other Hong Kong report 1997
EditorsJoseph Y.S. Cheng
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
Pages341-356
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789622017788
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997

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NameThe Other Hong Kong Report

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WONG, Y. (1997). Labour and employment. In J. Y. S. Cheng (Ed.), The Other Hong Kong report 1997 (pp. 341-356). (The Other Hong Kong Report). The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.