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CSSA caseload for June 2020
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in June showed a drop of 348 cases, representing a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared with that of May, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (July 20).
     The total CSSA caseload at the end of June stood at 226 734 (see attached table), with a total of 319 811 recipients.
     Analysed by case nature, low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 3.4 per cent to 2 826 cases. Old age cases were down by 0.6 per cent to 133 681 cases.
     Single parent cases rose by 0.7 per cent to 24 932 cases. Ill-health cases increased by 0.5 per cent to 25 232 cases while permanent disability cases increased by 0.3 per cent to 17 248 cases. Unemployment cases increased by 0.9 per cent to 18 600 cases. The number of new applications of unemployment cases has continued to fall to 1 823 cases, i.e. a further drop of 15.8 per cent from 2 164 cases in May, which was down by 45.3 per cent from the peak of 3 957 cases in April. However, the figure was still about three times more than that of June 2019.
Ends/Monday, July 20, 2020
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