Macau’s unemployment rate fell by 0.1% over the past three months to 1.9%, led by an increase in the number of people employed in the gaming and junket sector.
According to latest figures from the Statistics and Census Service, the total number of gaming and junket employees increased by 0.4% to 81,300 between August and October, up from 80,900 in the previous period.
By industry, “Recreational, Cultural, Gaming and Other Services” accounted for 24.7% of the total workforce while “Hotels, Restaurants and Similar Activities” comprised 14.1%.
Macau’s total labour force was 387,200 and the labour force participation rate stood at 70.8%. The number of employed residents totaled 279,900, down by 1,300, with the unemployment rate among locals at 2.6%.