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

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