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

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
READ FULL ARTICLE