Mi­grant pop­u­la­tion growth rate slows

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s mi­grant work­force reached 277.5 mil­lion in 2015, an an­nual in­crease of 1.3 per­cent, but the year-on-year growth rate has been de­creas­ing since 2011, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Bureau of Sta­tis­tics.

A re­port re­leased by the bureau said the growth rate dropped 0.6 per­cent in 2015, and the per­cent­age of work­ers younger than 40 de­clined 1.3 per­cent to 55.2 per­cent. The av­er­age age is 38.6, about four months older than in 2014.

The re­port de­fines “mi­grant worker” as a per­son whose house­hold regis­tra­tion is in a ru­ral area but who doesn’t work in the agri­cul­ture in­dus­try, and those who work out­side their home­town for more than six months an­nu­ally.

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