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CSSA caseload for September 2018
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in September showed a drop of 960 cases, representing a decrease of 0.4 per cent compared with that of August, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (October 24).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of September stood at 229 268 (see attached table), with a total of 326 204 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, all categories of cases recorded a decrease. Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.7 per cent to 3 842 cases while single parent cases showed a drop of 1.3 per cent to 25 264 cases.
     Unemployment cases fell by 0.6 per cent to 12 319 cases. Both ill health cases and permanent disability cases dropped by 0.3 per cent to 23 319 cases and 16 966 cases respectively. Old age cases slipped by 0.2 per cent to 143 348 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00
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