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CSSA caseload for November 2017
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in November showed a drop of 665 cases, representing a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with that of October, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (December 20).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of November stood at 232 846 (see attached table), with a total of 337 759 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, unemployment cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.7 per cent to 12 978 cases while low-earnings cases showed a drop of 1.1 per cent to 4 481 cases.
     Single parent cases and ill health cases decreased by 0.7 and 0.2 per cent to 25 954 cases and 23 758 cases respectively. Old age cases dropped slightly by 0.1 per cent to 144 273 cases.
     Permanent disability cases remained steady at 17 165 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:00
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