The number of jobs available per applicant among fresh university graduates fell to 0.88 in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the survey conducted by the China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) at Renmin University of China and job search website Zhaopin. Photo: Getty Images
Demand outweighs supply for China’s record number of job-seeking graduates

The number of jobs available per applicant among fresh university graduates in China fell to the lowest point since the early months of the coronavirus pandemic in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the results of a new survey.

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Mothers in China gave birth to just 10.62 million babies last year, an 11.5 per cent drop from 2020, which contributed to an overall population increase of just 480,000. Photo: AFP
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Mothers in China gave birth to just 10.62 million babies last year, while the number of people aged over 60 grew to 267.36 million in 2021, adding to an already existing population crisis.

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