The Macau Metro Monitor, October 27th 2010
EMPLOYMENT SURVEY FOR JULY-SEPTEMBER 2010 DSEC
The unemployment rate for July-September 2010 remained unchanged from the previous period (June-August 2010) at 2.9%. The employed population increased by about 2,700 over the previous period to 320,200, in which employment of the Gaming Sector and Wholesale & Retail Trade both saw an increase. Total labor force was 329,600 in July-September 2010 and the labour force participation rate stood at 71.8%, up by 0.4% point from the previous period. Number of the unemployed held stable at 9,400, with 19.0% being fresh labour force entrants searching for their first job, up by 1.8% points over the previous period.