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Hong Kong's unemployment rate jumps to highest level in 15 years

Government to ease social-distancing measures to help bolster sagging economy

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's jobless rate surged to 5.9% in the three months ending May 31, surpassing the 5.5% peak during the global financial crisis in 2009 and marking the highest level since 2005 in the aftermath of the SARS outbreak.

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