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Rise in young HK unemployed
Staff Reporter
update on Friday, August 20, 2010

The percentage of young people in Hong Kong, aged 20 to 24, who are unemployed has risen to 12.1 per cent from last year, Ming Pao reports. Latest government figures show that 32,800 people in the age group are out of work. Chan Yuen-shing, of the New Territories Association Retraining Centre which this week co-organised a job fair, says young people should not be too choosy.

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Mainlanders prefer to work at state-owned enterprises

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