The unemployment rate across 31 cities in Mainland China stayed steady at 5.1% in the first half of this year.
According to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics’ population and employment statistics department released yesterday, the rate rose slightly to 5.19% from January to March because of Chinese New Year.
However, it dropped promptly to 5.06% in April, keeping the overall fluctuation at less than 0.2%.
Feng Nailin, head of the department, attributed the stability of the job market to the growing economy.
The nation’s economy posted a better-than-expected growth of 7% in the second quarter of 2015, more than seven million new jobs were created in urban areas in the first six months, with a target of 10 million for the year.