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China Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Aug 2021
Actual
5.1 %
Forecast
N/A
Previous
5.1 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
N/A
Time to Release
N/A
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
6.2 %
Feb 2020
3.61 %
Jun 2019
4.41 %2002 - 2021National Bureau of Statistics of China
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.

Latest Updates

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.

China Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 15, 202102:21China Jobless Rate Stays at 3-Month High
Aug 16, 202102:21China Jobless Rate Edges Up to 3-Month High
Jul 15, 202103:21China Jobless Rate Stays at 2-Year Low in June

China labour Indicators

All China indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Minimum Wages
2,480
Apr 2021
2,480
Dec 2020
690
Dec 2006
2,480
Apr 2019
CNY/MonthYearly2006 - 2021
Job Vacancies
4,380,000
Dec 2018
4,890,000
Sep 2018
856,007
Mar 2001
6,682,486
Sep 2010
Quarterly2001 - 2018
Population
1,443.5
Dec 2020
1,400.05
Dec 2019
551.96
Dec 1950
1,443.5
Dec 2020
MillionYearly1950 - 2020
Labour Costs
86.7
Aug 2021
86.2
Jul 2021
62.4
Jun 2020
110.4
Mar 2012
pointsMonthly2012 - 2021
Retirement Age Men
60
Dec 2020
60
Dec 2019
60
Dec 2018
60
Dec 2018
Yearly2009 - 2020
Retirement Age Women
55
Dec 2020
50
Dec 2019
50
Dec 2018
55
Dec 2020
Yearly2009 - 2020

Unemployment Rate across Asia

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
11.2
Dec 2020
11.1
Dec 2019
6.7
Dec 2009
12.4
Dec 1993
%Yearly1991 - 2020
Azerbaijan
6.27
Dec 2020
4.8
Dec 2019
4.5
Dec 1996
11.8
Dec 2000
%Yearly1991 - 2020
Bangladesh
5.3
Dec 2020
4.2
Dec 2019
2.2
Dec 1991
5.3
Dec 2020
%Yearly1991 - 2020
Bhutan
5
Dec 2020
2.7
Dec 2019
1.15
Dec 1997
5
Dec 2020
%Yearly1995 - 2020
Brunei
8.4
Dec 2020
6.8
Dec 2019
4.7
Dec 1991
9.3
Dec 2017
%Yearly1991 - 2020
Cambodia
0.31
Dec 2020
2.4
Dec 2019
0.1
Dec 2017
2.5
Dec 2000
%Yearly1994 - 2020

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