China created 10.09 million urban jobs between January and October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says. Photo: Xinhua
China created 10.09 million urban jobs between January and October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says. Photo: Xinhua

China declares early victory in 2020 job creation goal, but questions linger over data

  • China’s urban unemployment rate was 5.3 per cent in October, 0.1 percentage points below September, and comparable with pre-coronavirus levels in 2019
  • Official data shows China has already surpassed this year’s urban job creation target, although experts have cast doubt on the accuracy of figures

China created 10.09 million urban jobs between January and October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says. Photo: Xinhua
China created 10.09 million urban jobs between January and October, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says. Photo: Xinhua
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