More jobs added than last year

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China added 4.73 mil­lion jobs in the first four months of 2014, slightly more than the num­ber cre­ated in the same pe­riod last year, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and So­cial Se­cu­rity (MHRSS)

“China’s job mar­ket is grow­ing steadily,” said Xin Changx­ing, vice-min­is­ter of the MHRSS.

By the end of March, the coun­try’s reg­is­tered ur­ban un­em­ploy­ment rate stood at 4.08 per­cent.

“The rate was 0.03 per­cent­age points higher than at the end of last year, but it was still con­sid­ered to be a rel­a­tively low level,” said Xin.

In the first quar­ter, China’s eco­nomic growth dipped to 7.4 per­cent, the low­est since the third quar­ter of 2012.

“China’s job mar­ket has proved to be re­silient de­spite the slow­down, as the coun­try is try­ing to achieve growth that can bring jobs and en­sure fairly full em­ploy­ment,” Xin said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.