December 2012 Quarterly Survey of Employment and Vacancies

     The Census and Statistics Department will from January 2, 2013 conduct another round of the Quarterly Survey of Employment and Vacancies to collect data on employment and vacancies in major industry sections of the economy in respect of December 2012. This survey is conducted quarterly. The survey results are useful in serving as short-term economic indicators and providing information on the latest changes in the labour market.

     This round of the survey covers about 28 000 establishments which are drawn from various industry sections including industrial sections (mining and quarrying; manufacturing; electricity, gas and waste management) and the services sections (import/export, wholesale and retail trades; accommodation and food services; transportation, storage, postal and courier services; information and communications; financing and insurance; real estate; professional and business services; social and personal services). Information on the number of persons engaged and vacancies, together with the characteristics of job vacancies, as at December 31, 2012 will be sought from each selected establishment.

     Questionnaires are being sent by mail or by fax to selected establishments. In accordance with the Census and Statistics Ordinance, these establishments are required to complete and return the questionnaires to the department within the specified period. If individual establishments have any difficulties in completing the questionnaires, they may contact the department for assistance at 2234 3800.

Ends/Monday, December 17, 2012
Issued at HKT 16:30