A record 8.34 million students graduated from colleges and universities in China this year, although officials claim more than two out of three had found a job by July 1. Photo: Xinhua

China under increasing pressure to maintain ‘stable employment’ environment amid US trade war

  • China’s official urban jobless rate was 5.2 per cent at the end of August, 0.1 percentage point lower than July, and well below the target of 5.5 per cent
  • The trade war with the United States and China’s sluggish economy have hit the jobs market, with ‘stabilising’ employment a top priority for Beijing
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A record 8.34 million students graduated from colleges and universities in China this year, although officials claim more than two out of three had found a job by July 1. Photo: Xinhua
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.