A human resources ministry survey covering 100 state-run job fairs showed that there were 1.25 jobs available for every jobseeker in the third quarter. Photo: Reuters

What is China’s unemployment rate? State survey says it’s falling, private survey disagrees

  • A private sector survey shows worrying signs in country’s job market, but an official indicator gives a rosy picture
  • Employment a top priority for Beijing in handling trade war
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A human resources ministry survey covering 100 state-run job fairs showed that there were 1.25 jobs available for every jobseeker in the third quarter. Photo: Reuters
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.