Now a debate is raging in China, as statisticians crunch their own numbers, trying to put a figure on how many people in China have lost their jobs due to the lockdown and the stop-start recovery effort. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Coronavirus: China’s unemployment crisis mounts, but nobody knows true number of jobless

  • As many as 205 million Chinese workers cannot find jobs or are unable to return to their previous posts, according to one analyst
  • Debate over China’s unemployment reality amid coronavirus heats up, with holes picked in official government statistics
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Now a debate is raging in China, as statisticians crunch their own numbers, trying to put a figure on how many people in China have lost their jobs due to the lockdown and the stop-start recovery effort. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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