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HONG KONG DAYBOOK: Hong Kong Jobless Rate; China GDP Growth

October 17, 2011

Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s unemployment rate may have risen to 3.3 percent last month from a 13-year low of 3.2 percent in August, according to the median forecast of 12 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

The city’s statistics department is scheduled to release jobless numbers for the three months through September at 4:30 p.m. local time today.

--jiang jianguo, Joshua Fellman. Editors: Joshua Fellman, Tom Kohn

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: jiang jianguo in Shanghai at jjiang@bloomberg.net; Joshua Fellman in Shanghai at jfellman@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tom Kohn at tkohn@bloomberg.net -0- Oct/17/2011 23:32 GMT


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