The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong was unchanged at 2.8 percent in the three months to December of 2018, remaining the lowest jobless rate since January of 1998. Also, the underemployment rate was steady at 1.2 percent, the same as in the previous period. Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong averaged 3.67 percent from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8.50 percent in June of 2003 and a record low of 1 percent in July of 1989.
Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong is expected to be 2.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Hong Kong to stand at 2.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Hong Kong Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 2.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.