The story appears on

Page A11

November 1, 2018

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Business

Unemployment rate continues falling

China’s job market remained stable in the first three quarters of this year as the urban unemployment rate continued to drop, with emerging industries as the biggest employer, official data showed.

Some 11.07 million new jobs were created from January to September, 100,000 more than the same period a year ago, Lu Aihong, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, said yesterday at a press briefing.

“We fulfilled the full-year target a quarter earlier,” Lu said, adding that employment is stable for college graduates and the rural migrant labor force.

The registered unemployment rate in urban areas came to 3.82 percent at the end of September, edging down from 3.83 percent three months ago.

The spokesperson attributed the robust jobs creation to booming new economic drivers, which contributed to two-thirds of the growth.

“More than 5 million new businesses were registered in the first three quarters, or over 18,000 each day.”

Lu said pressures on the job market linger due to increasing uncertainties at home and abroad but stressed the stability will continue thanks to a steady economy and vigorous innovation and entrepreneurship.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend