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Gaming sector wages are up but employee numbers are down

The latest numbers from the Statistics and Census Service show that relatively few jobs were available in the gaming sector in June.

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The latest numbers from the Statistics and Census Service show that relatively few jobs were available in the gaming sector in June.

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At the end of June, there were just 113 gaming jobs up for grabs in Macao, equating to a 0.2 percent vacancy rate, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) on Monday.

The number of vacancies was only 94 more than the same period a year prior, when the territory was subject to severe Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Some 69 percent of jobs advertised asked for prior work experience. For almost 65 percent of them, no tertiary education was needed. In terms of language requirements, more than 80 percent of jobs required knowledge of Mandarin, while over 57 percent had English as a prerequisite.

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There were 986 new recruits employed in the second quarter of the year, while 1,220 sector employees left their jobs. Overall, 51,693 people were working full-time in the gaming sector at the end of the second quarter, the DSEC reported – a 1,899 year-on-year decrease.

Full-time employees in the gaming sector meanwhile earned 6.3 percent more in June this year than they did in June 2022, the figures show.

Average monthly earnings, excluding irregular remuneration, across the sector came in at 24,730 patacas. Dealers’ average earnings were 20,330 patacas, a 5 percent year-on-year increase.

 

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