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China's economic and social development in 2016
March 01,2017   By:Xinhua
BEIJING, March 1, 2017 -- China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Tuesday released a report on the country's economic and social development in 2016.
 
NBS deputy chief Li Xiaochao said that the report highlighted stable economic growth, an elevation of growth quality, steady jobs growth and progress in quality of life.
 
The following are some important figures on China's social and economic development in 2016:
 
-- China's gross domestic product expanded 6.7 percent year on year to 74.41 trillion yuan ($10.82 trillion).
 
-- Total population stood at 1.383 billion at the end of 2016, 8.09 million more than at the end of 2015.
 
-- The urban population was 792.98 million, accounting for 57.35 percent of the total.
 
-- By the end of the year, 776.03 million people were employed, including 414.28 million people employed in cities.
 
-- A total of 13.14 million new jobs were created in cities. The registered urban unemployment rate was 4.02 percent at the end of the year.
 
-- The number of rural migrant workers increased 1.5 percent year on year to 281.71 million at the end of 2016.
 
-- The consumer price index, the main gauge of inflation, rose 2 percent year on year.
 
-- In December 2016, 65 cities in a statistical pool of 70 large and medium-sized cities tracked by the NBS saw new residential house price gains year on year, while five cities witnessed new residential house price declines year on year.
 
-- China's fiscal revenues grew 4.5 percent year on year to 15.96 trillion yuan. Tax revenues contributed 13.04 trillion yuan, an increase of 4.3 percent year on year.
 
-- China's foreign exchange reserves totaled 3.01 trillion dollars at the end of the year, a decrease of $319.8 billion year on year.