Beijing’s official job statistics are often met with scrutiny from independent analysts who question if they underestimate the true unemployment situation. Photo: Reuters

China employment steady despite Donald Trump’s claim US trade war cost country ‘3 million jobs’

  • Statistics agency says China created 10.97 million jobs in the first nine months of this year, or 99.7 per cent of the government's full-year target
  • But independent analysts question if official monthly data underestimates the true unemployment situation
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Beijing’s official job statistics are often met with scrutiny from independent analysts who question if they underestimate the true unemployment situation. Photo: Reuters
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.

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.