Independent analysts estimate that tens of millions of Chinese, or even up to 205 million according to one expert, have been left unemployed. Photo: He Huifeng

Coronavirus: China’s economic woes could be worse than thought as legions of migrant workers return home

  • Migrant workers, some who had only arrived in the southern manufacturing hub of Guangzhou a few days earlier, are being forced to head back home
  • Rising unemployment figures and closed factories suggest China’s job market is straining in the wake of the virus
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Independent analysts estimate that tens of millions of Chinese, or even up to 205 million according to one expert, have been left unemployed. Photo: He Huifeng
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