China beats target by creating 13m urban jobs
January 24,2017   By:China Daily
Jan 24, 2017 -- University graduates attend a job fair in Shanghai early this month.[Photo/Xinhua]
Jan 24, 2017 -- China created 13.14 million new jobs for urban residents last year, exceeding the official target, but the country faces challenges this year to create jobs for a historic high of almost 8 million university graduates.
The registered unemployment rate in Chinese cities stood at 4.02 percent at the end of last year, down from 4.04 percent three months earlier, Lu Aihong, an official with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, told a news conference on Monday.
He said the country has "obtained obvious achievements" in promoting entrepreneurs to create jobs through the construction of incubation bases, and the government has also encouraged migrant workers to start businesses in their hometowns.
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