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HONG KONG JOBLESS LEVEL REACHES 5% HIGH
The number of people out of work in
Hong Kong has reached its highest level
in fifteen years.
The former British territory's
unemployment rate is 5% and economists
say the figure is likely to go up.
But Secretary of State for Education
and Manpower Joseph Wong said the signs
were that the rate had now "moderated".
He said Hong Kong was "still in the
midst of a difficult economic
adjustment and consolidation period".
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