Unemployment Rate in China decreased to 3.82 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 3.83 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Unemployment Rate in China averaged 4.10 percent from 2002 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2003 and a record low of 3.82 percent in the third quarter of 2018.

Unemployment Rate in China is expected to be 4.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in China to stand at 4.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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China Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.82 3.83 4.30 3.82 percent [+]
Employed Persons 77640.00 77603.00 77640.00 20729.00 Tens of Thousands [+]
Unemployed Persons 968.00 969.00 983.00 810.00 Tens of Thousands [+]
Labour Costs 104.80 104.60 110.40 103.30 Index Points [+]
Wages 74318.00 68993.00 74318.00 445.00 CNY/Year [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 64452.00 59470.00 64452.00 597.00 CNY/Year [+]
Minimum Wages 2420.00 2300.00 2420.00 690.00 CNY/Month [+]
Population 1390.08 1382.71 1390.08 551.96 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

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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.82 3.83 4.30 3.82 2002 - 2018 percent Quarterly

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France 9.10 Sep/18
Euro Area 8.10 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.80 Oct/18
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Russia 4.70 Oct/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Sep/18
South Korea 3.90 Oct/18
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Mexico 3.60 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Sep/18
Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
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