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Fewer and fewer imported workers in Macau

As the Macau government strives to protect local people’s employment opportunities, January statistics show there were nearly 500 fewer imported workers in the SAR than in the previous month – a month-after-month decline since October 2008.

According to the online figures from the territory’s Labour Affairs Bureau, at the end of January 2010 there were still 74,429 non-local workers in Macau, down 476 (0.6 percent) compared with December 2009, or 15,774 (17.5 percent) year on year.

Among the workers, a majority at 41,264 came from mainland China, followed by the Philippines at 10,817, Vietnam at 6,591 and then Hong Kong at 5,481.