Moreover, this increase in jobs means that the unemployment rate in the country will go down. According to the CIA World Factbook (2010), Hong Kong’s population as at July 2010 stood at 7,089,705 million people. Of these, 74.6% were between the ages of 15 and 64 years. This means that 3.695 million people are in the employment bracket.
Employment opportunities for 21,000 of these people will slightly lower the unemployment rate by 0.568%, and that is a good thing for the country. Besides, this number is set to rise if the number of FDIs brought in by the lucrativeness of the West Kowloon Cultural District goes up.