BUSINESS China maintains stable employment growth in 2018

BUSINESS

China maintains stable employment growth in 2018

Xinhua

11:20, January 21, 2019

BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- China has seen stable employment growth in 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics data showed Monday.

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The number of newly-created jobs in urban areas reached 13.61 million in 2018, 100,000 more than the previous year and surpassing the government's annual target.

The number in 2018 rose for the sixth year in a row above 13 million.

China's surveyed unemployment rate in urban areas stood at 4.9 percent in December, 0.1 percentage point lower than that in December of the previous year.

The rate remained below the government's target of controlling the surveyed urban unemployment rate within 5.5 percent in 2018.

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