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CSSA caseload for May 2020
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in May showed a drop of 428 cases, representing a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared with that of April, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (June 16).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of May stood at 227 082 (see attached table), with a total of 316 440 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 3.7 per cent to 2 926 cases. Old age cases were down by 0.6 per cent to 134 446 cases.

     Single parent cases rose by 0.6 per cent to 24 758 cases. Both permanent disability cases and ill-health cases increased by 0.4 per cent to 17 191 cases and 25 112 cases respectively. Though total unemployment cases increased by 1.4 per cent to 18 427 cases, the number of new applications of unemployment cases dropped by 45.3 per cent in May compared with that of April (i.e. from 3 957 to 2 164).
Ends/Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:46
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