Unemployment Rate in China increased to 3.62 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 3.61 percent in the third quarter of 2019. Unemployment Rate in China averaged 4.07 percent from 2002 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 4.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2003 and a record low of 3.61 percent in the second quarter of 2019. source: Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, China

Unemployment Rate in China is expected to be 3.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in China to stand at 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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China Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.62 3.61 4.30 3.61 2002 - 2019 percent Quarterly


China Unemployment Rate
In China, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

China Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.62 3.61 4.30 3.61 percent [+]
Employed Persons 77471.00 77586.00 77640.00 20729.00 Tens of Thousands [+]
Unemployed Persons 948.00 947.00 983.00 810.00 Tens of Thousands [+]
Labour Costs 103.20 104.20 110.40 103.20 points [+]
Wages 82461.00 74318.00 82461.00 445.00 CNY/Year [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 72088.00 64452.00 72088.00 597.00 CNY/Year [+]
Minimum Wages 2480.00 2420.00 2480.00 690.00 CNY/Month [+]
Population 1400.05 1395.38 1400.05 551.96 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]