Survey-based jobless rate lowest since 2012
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)