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CSSA caseload for February 2023
     The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) caseload in February slightly decreased by 19 cases, remaining more or less the same as that of January, according to the latest CSSA caseload statistics released by the Social Welfare Department today (March 16).

     The total CSSA caseload at the end of February stood at 206 430 (see attached table), with a total of 285 310 recipients.

     Analysed by case nature, unemployment cases registered a month-to-month decrease of 0.3 per cent to 17 919 cases. Low-earnings cases dropped by 0.2 per cent to 1 842 cases. Both old age cases and single parent cases were down by 0.1 per cent to 116 048 cases and 21 989 cases respectively.

     Ill-health cases registered an increase of 0.5 per cent to 27 407 cases. Permanent disability cases increased by 0.1 per cent to 17 297 cases.
Ends/Thursday, March 16, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:00
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