China to keep 'surveyed urban unemployment rate' within 5.5 pct in 2018

Updated 2018-03-05 09:13:02 Xinhua

China aims to keep the surveyed urban unemployment rate within 5.5 percent, according to a government work report available to the media Monday morning ahead of the annual parliamentary session.[Special coverage]

It is the first time for China to use this indicator as a projected target, intending to give a fuller picture of employment and to better reflect the requirement of development that is to be shared by everyone, said the report.

The surveyed urban unemployment rate covers rural migrant workers and other permanent urban residents.

The country also aims to create over 11 million new urban jobs this year and keeps the registered urban jobless rate within 4.5 percent.

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