People look for work at a job fair in Shanghai. China’s unemployment rate was 5.1 per cent at the end of March, according to the new measure. Photo: ImagineChina

China is taking a new approach to its jobless rate, but is it enough?

Beijing has started releasing monthly data based on surveys, as other countries do. It may be an improvement, but some say the rate is still ‘implausibly low’

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People look for work at a job fair in Shanghai. China’s unemployment rate was 5.1 per cent at the end of March, according to the new measure. Photo: ImagineChina
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