The DSEC believes the indicators “reflect a substantial decline in demand for manpower in the gaming sector”.
Macau.- The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has released the results of its latest salaries survey of local gaming companies.
During the second quarter of 2020, the number of full-time employees in the sector decreased by 381 year-on-year, to 57,459 people.
Among them, are 25,344 dealers, up by 131 year-on-year, but down by 115 from the end of the fourth quarter of 2019.
The average earnings of full-time employees in June were MOP23,200 (US$2,906), down by 5.5 per cent year-on-year.
The average salary for dealers dropped 7.6 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2019, to MOP19,270 (US$2,414).
The DSEC said in a release: “Owing to the impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia, there were only 25 vacancies at the end of the second quarter of 2020, down significantly by 879 year-on-year.
“These indicators reflect a substantial decline in demand for manpower in the Gaming Sector.”
In the second quarter of 2020, only 129 new employees were hired, down 93.4 per cent from the 1,942 hires in the same quarter of 2019.