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CSSA caseload for December 2014

     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in December 2014 showed a drop of 771 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent when compared to that in November, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (January 21).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of December stood at 253 054 (see attached table), with a total of 381 307 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, unemployment cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.9 per cent to 18 650 cases. Low earnings cases and single parent cases also showed decreases of 0.9 per cent and 0.3 per cent to 7 584 cases and 29 529 cases respectively. Permanent disability cases and ill-health cases both showed a decrease of 0.2 per cent to 18 225 cases and 24 973 cases respectively. Old age cases also showed a decrease of 0.1 per cent to 149 149 cases.

Ends/Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:02


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