Figure shows sharp drop of nearly 100% compared with previous month, last year and pre-pandemic July 2019.
Covid-19 travel restrictions hit gaming industry with knock-on effect on city’s overall economy.
Overall unemployment rate now stands at 3.5%; most job-seekers used to work in construction or gaming industries.
Non-resident workers from mainland China, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar were the most affected by employment dismissals.
In general, flat prices dipped slightly both on peninsular and in Taipa and Coloane, no matter their age or size, whether high- or low-rise.
Latest figures show visitor numbers dropped 19.6% last month, 30.3% in annual terms, as city feels the pinch from Covid-19 and economic downturn.
Most guests mainlanders or staycationers; figures still well short of pre-pandemic 2019, when almost every bed was filled every night.
Compared to the millions who flocked to Macao back in early 2020, last month’s total of 655,505 – more than 90% mainlanders – was a paltry result.
Covid-19 blamed for fewer arrivals; GBA supplies more than half of Macao’s visitors, with most coming from Zhuhai.
Buying somewhere to live got marginally more expensive, with Taipa and Coloane slightly ahead of the Macao peninsula.
Higher costs of transport and services countered by cheaper prices for recreation, culture and communications, DSEC reports.
Total for the year is 7.7 million, most from mainland China with a large proportion coming from the Greater Bay Area.
Just over 800,000 visitors recorded, mainly from mainland, but still one-third of arrivals in November 2019.
More guests are on staycations; numbers still well below October 2019, when more than 1 million overnighted in the city.
Tightened Covid-19 travel restrictions blamed for disappointing numbers, which look even worse alongside the 3 million visitors in October 2019.
GDP now stands at MOP 55.4 billion as exports show significant increase and visitor arrivals pick up after a dismal 2020.
Relaxed cross-border travel arrangements spur arrivals, however numbers still trail the millions recorded in 2019 before Covid-19 struck.
Visitors up on last year, but still way below August 2019 when 3,623,116 arrivals were recorded.
Salaries and opportunities for workers in most industries improve – but survey reveals that sewage workers paid almost twice as much as fresh graduates.
More guests spell good news for city’s economy, but hotel occupancy rate is still only just over 60 per cent.
Early-bird winners already announced; other participants will learn on 30 September if they have won iPhone, massage chair or other prizes.
Staff will now complete enumeration survey before releasing initial results of population size, gender and age in December.
Population has mushroomed from 300,000 to 680,000 in 30 years, while proportion of senior citizens expected to reach 14 per cent by 2024.
Total value of retail sales grows 200 per cent year-on-year to MOP 20.70 billion between April and June.
Rise of 0.38 per cent blamed on higher prices for eating out, electricity, petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and fruit.