Macau’s number of non-resident (imported) workers fell by 474 last month compared with the same month of last year, the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has announced.
At the end of last month, the number of non-resident workers stood at 180,277, compared with 182,178 in the previous month and 180,751 a year earlier.
Mainlanders accounted for 64.5 per cent of all non-resident workers last month.
Other major segments came from the Philippines (25,970), Vietnam (14,790), Hong Kong (6,583), Indonesia (4,228) and Nepal (3,783).
Most imported workers were employed by the hospitality and restaurant sector (49,446) and construction industry (39,347). The number of domestic helpers amounted to 24,533. About half of all domestic helpers came from the Philippines. Two domestic helpers were US citizens.
Macau’s total workforce stood at 400,000 in the June-August employment survey period, when the officially estimated jobless rate amounted to 1.9 per cent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced earlier.