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
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

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
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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