More than 5,000 jobs will be made available for young people in Hong Kong with the latest unemployment rate among 20 to 24-year-olds close to a record high, reports the South China Morning Post. It comes as Hong Kong’s unemployment rate reached 5.9% in the March-May 2020 period, the highest rate in more than 15 years. Among the various age groups, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the jobless rate for those aged 20-24 had reached 13.4% with 27,600 young people out of work. To help, Lam said she had instructed her ministers to create jobs, both temporary and permanent ones, especially for young people. So far, a total of 5,450 jobs in government and private sectors had been created, with some positions available immediately.
Hong Kong – Government to create 5,000 jobs for youth as unemployment rate nears record high (South China Morning Post)