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CSSA caseload for June 2018
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in June showed a drop of 257 cases, representing a decrease of 0.1 per cent compared with that of May, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (July 25).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of June stood at 231 162 (see attached table), with a total of 333 147 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.5 per cent to 4 005 cases while unemployment cases dropped by 0.2 per cent to 12 552 cases. Both old age cases and ill health cases slipped by 0.1 per cent to 143 991 cases and 23 488 cases respectively.
     Both single parent cases and permanent disability cases increased slightly by 0.1 per cent to 25 803 cases and 17 038 cases respectively.
Ends/Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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