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The seasonally adjusted resident and citizen unemployment rate declined from March 2017 to June 2017, after trending up from September 2016. Although unemployment declined, they remained higher than a year ago. Total employment contracted in the second quarter of 2017, mainly due to a decrease in Work Permit Holders in construction and manufacturing. The number of layoffs fell from the previous quarter and a year ago.
For more information, please refer to the full Labour Market Advance Release Second Quarter 2017 report.
Released on: 28 July 2017