Ur­ban job­less rate down in third quar­ter

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

The reg­is­tered un­em­ploy­ment rate in Chi­nese cities stood at 4.04 per­cent in the third quar­ter of the year, slightly down from 4.05 per­cent in the sec­ond quar­ter, lat­est data showed. China cre­ated 10.67 mil­lion newjobs in the first nine months of 2016, reach­ing the an­nual tar­get of 10 mil­lion ahead of sched­ule, the Min­istry ofHu­man Re­sources and So­cial Se­cu­rity an­nounced on Tues­day. The gov­ern­ment has pledged to keep the reg­is­tered un­em­ploy­ment rate be­low 4.5 per­cent for the full year.

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