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Management positions in Macau gaming sector with 20 percent drop in 2Q23

The number of full-time people employed in the Macau SAR gaming sector by the end of the second quarter has decreased by almost 2,000 workers when compared to the same period last year, with the number of directors and managers falling by almost 20 percent.

According to recently published Macau data, at the end of June 2023, there were 51,693 workers in the gaming sector, a decrease of 1,899 workers or a 3.7 per cent fall year-on-year.

The second largest drop in employment in the sector was reported in the service and sales workers labour force, which fell by 10.7 percent year-on-year to some 3,947.

Almost half of these employed gaming sector workers were casino dealers, some 23,675, with the labour force in this category falling by 418 year-on-year but with their average earnings rising by 5.0 percent to MOP20,330 ($2,518).

The average earnings – excluding irregular remuneration – of full-time employees in June rose by 6.3 percent year-on-year to MOP24,730 ($3,063), with resident and non-resident employees earning an average of MOP24,720 ($3,062) and MOP24,890 ($3,083), respectively.

However, the number of job vacancies in the sector went from 19 by the end of the second quarter of last year, to 113 vacancies by the end of the same period this year, most of which were for service and sales workers, with 12 vacancies for directors and managers.

Albeit the drop in the number of directors and managers in the sector, average earnings for such positions increased by 9.2 percent year-on-year to MOP56,010 ($6,938), with average earnings for service and sales workers rising 13.7 percent to MOP20,050 ($2,483), the two largest earnings increases reported in the second quarter.

The employee recruitment rate reached 1.9 percent by the end of June, 2023, a jump of almost 1.6 percentage points, with the job vacancy rate at 0.2 percent.

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