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CSSA caseload for November 2019
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in November showed a drop of 419 cases, representing a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared with that of October, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (December 18).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of November stood at 220 356 (see attached table), with a total of 311 385 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 1.5 per cent to 3 045 cases. Single parent cases fell by 0.5 per cent to 23 739 cases while old age cases were down by 0.4 per cent to 136 491 cases.

     Unemployment cases rose by 0.9 per cent to 12 391 cases. Ill-health cases edged up by 0.6 per cent to 23 788 cases while permanent disability cases increased slightly by 0.3 per cent to 16 863 cases.
Ends/Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:00
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