China's surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5.1 percent in August, unchanged from July's three-month high. The jobless rate of the population aged 16-24 fell to 15.3 percent from 16.2 percent in July. Meantime, the surveyed unemployment rate in 31 large cities and towns edged up to 5.3 percent from 5.2 percent in the prior month. The average weekly working hours of employees in enterprises across the country was 47.5 hours, a decrease of 0.2 hours from July. In the first eight months of the year, 9.38 million new jobs were created in cities and towns across the country, completing 85.3 percent of the annual target. China has set a target of creating 11 million new urban jobs and a surveyed urban unemployment rate of 5.5 percent for this year. source: National Bureau of Statistics of China

Unemployment Rate in China averaged 4.57 percent from 2002 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 6.20 percent in February of 2020 and a record low of 3.90 percent in September of 2002. This page provides - China Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in China is expected to be 5.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the China Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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China Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.10 6.20 3.90 2002 - 2021 percent Monthly


China Unemployment Rate
In China, Urban Surveyed Unemployment Rate is calculated by a sample survey, which refers to the ratio of urban unemployed population to the sum of the employed population and the unemployed population.