China Unemployment Rate  2002-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The urban unemployment rate in China declined to 3.95 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 3.97 percent in the preceding quarter and reaching the lowest jobless rate since the data collection began in the September quarter 2002. Meantime, from January to June 2017, some 7.35 million new jobs were created in China's urban areas, up 180 thousand from the same period the prior year. In 2016, the country added 13.14 million jobs. This year, it aims to add another 11 million jobs while maintaining the unemployment rate below 4.5 percent. Unemployment Rate in China averaged 4.12 percent from 2002 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 4.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2003 and a record low of 3.90 percent in the third quarter of 2002.

China Unemployment Rate
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China Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.95 3.97 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 77603.00 77451.00 77603.00 20729.00 Tens of Thousands [+]
Unemployed Persons 976.00 976.00 983.00 810.00 Tens of Thousands [+]
Labour Costs 103.50 103.60 110.40 103.30 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5231000.00 5903000.00 6682486.00 856007.00 [+]
Wages 67569.00 63241.00 67569.00 445.00 CNY/Year [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 59470.00 55324.00 59470.00 597.00 CNY/Year [+]
Minimum Wages 2300.00 2190.00 2300.00 690.00 CNY/Month [+]
Population 1374.62 1367.82 1374.62 551.96 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]


China Unemployment Rate Notes

In China, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - China Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.95 3.97 4.30 3.90 2002 - 2017 percent Quarterly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 17.22 Jun/17
Brazil 12.80 Jul/17
Italy 11.30 Jul/17
Turkey 10.20 Jun/17
France 9.50 Jun/17
Euro Area 9.10 Jul/17
Canada 6.20 Aug/17
Australia 5.60 Aug/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
Russia 4.90 Aug/17
Netherlands 4.80 Jul/17
United States 4.40 Aug/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Jul/17
China 3.95 Jun/17
South Korea 3.80 Aug/17
Germany 3.70 Jul/17
Mexico 3.40 Jul/17
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/17
Japan 2.80 Jul/17