As China struggles to shrug of the impact of the coronavirus, the number of unemployed in the country is swelling. Illustration: Brian Wang As China struggles to shrug of the impact of the coronavirus, the number of unemployed in the country is swelling. Illustration: Brian Wang
As China struggles to shrug of the impact of the coronavirus, the number of unemployed in the country is swelling. Illustration: Brian Wang

Coronavirus: China faces historic test as pandemic stokes fears of looming unemployment crisis

  • For the first time in decades, China’s labour market is under pressure on multiple fronts as the economy struggles to recover from the coronavirus
  • Communist Party leaders fret that swelling unemployment could develop into social unrest, threatening its grip on power

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
As China struggles to shrug of the impact of the coronavirus, the number of unemployed in the country is swelling. Illustration: Brian Wang As China struggles to shrug of the impact of the coronavirus, the number of unemployed in the country is swelling. Illustration: Brian Wang
As China struggles to shrug of the impact of the coronavirus, the number of unemployed in the country is swelling. Illustration: Brian Wang
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