Only 174 new Macau gaming workers hired in Q4

The number of people employed full-time in the gaming sector fell to 56,613.
The number of people employed full-time in the gaming sector fell to 56,613.

The number of new hires in Macau’s gaming industry was down by 86.6 per cent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2020.

Macau.- The Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has reported that the number of new hires in Macau’s gaming industry dropped by 86.6 per cent year-on-year to 174 in the last quarter of 2020.

The total number of people employed full-time in the gaming sector decreased by 1,612 workers to 56,613.

The DSEC’s survey reports that the number of vacancies decreased to 26, down by 417 year-on-year.

Average earnings among gaming industry workers were down by 4.9 per cent year-on-year at MOP23,440 (US$3,047).

Macau hopes for gaming recovery

Macau hopes the casino sector will begin to recover in the second quarter.

During the first seven days of March, revenues reached MOP$1.8bn (US$225m), 19 per cent higher than in the final seven days of February.

Macau gaming industry workers are starting to receive vaccination against Covid-19. A negative Covid-19 test result is no longer required to enter Macau’s casinos.

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