CHINA China's surveyed urban unemployment rate drops in May

CHINA

China's surveyed urban unemployment rate drops in May

Xinhua

15:09, June 16, 2021

BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) -- China's surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5 percent in May, 0.9 percentage points lower than the same period last year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Wednesday.

File Photo: Xinhua

Compared with the April level, the May figure was 0.1 percentage points lower, said the NBS. A total of 5.74 million new urban jobs were created in the first five months.

The surveyed unemployment rate among those aged between 25 and 59, the majority of the labor market, stood at 4.4 percent last month.

Meanwhile, the surveyed unemployment rate in 31 major cities was 5.2 percent in May, remaining the same with that in April, according to the NBS.

The surveyed urban unemployment rate is calculated based on the number of unemployed people who have participated in the employment survey in urban areas.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue