Sur­vey-based job­less rate low­est since 2012

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s job mar­ket is steadily ex­pand­ing, with a sur­vey-based un­em­ploy­ment rate fall­ing to its low­est level since 2012, an of­fi­cial said.

China’s na­tion­wide sur­vey­based un­em­ploy­ment rate stood at 4.83 per­cent in Septem­ber, the low­est since 2012, Ning Jizhe, head of the Na­tional Bu­reau of Sta­tis­tics (NBS) said.

Some 9.74 mil­lion new jobs were cre­ated in China’s ur­ban re­gions from Jan­uary to Au­gust, which means the coun­try has al­ready ful­filled 88.5 per­cent of its of­fi­cial goal to cre­ate 11 mil­lion new jobs in 2017.

From 2013 to 2016, China’s sur­veyed un­em­ploy­ment rate in 31 ma­jor cities sta­bi­lized at around 5 per­cent. (Photo 2)

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