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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in China

China Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.2 % 2Q/23
Employed Persons 73351 Tens of Thousands Pe | 733.51 Million Person 2022
Unemployed Persons 1102 Tens of Thousands Pe | 11.02 Million Persons 1Q/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     China - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in China?

  • Unemployment Rate in China decreased to 5.2 % in the third quarter of 2023. The maximum rate was 6.2 % and minimum was 3.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.2 2Q/23 15.09.2023
5.3 2Q/23 15.08.2023
5.2 2Q/23 17.07.2023
5.2 1Q/23 15.06.2023
5.2 1Q/23 16.05.2023
5.3 1Q/23 18.04.2023
5.6 0Q/23 15.03.2023
5.5 0Q/23 18.02.2023


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in China by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Xi Jinping 14.03.2013 - 3.9500 3.8900 3.9500 3.8900 -1.52%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Tens of Thousands Pe)

Employed Persons
                     China - Historical Data (Tens of Thousands Pe)

How many employed persons are in China?

  • Number of Employed Persons in China decreased to 73351 Tens of Thousands Pe (733.51 Million Person) in 2022. The maximum rate was 78657 Tens of Thousands Pe and minimum was 20729 Tens of Thousands Pe.
  • Data published Yearly by Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

Historical Data (Tens of Thousands Pe) by years

Data
Period
Date
73351 2022 28.02.2023
74652 2021 05.03.2022
78657 2020 06.03.2021
77471 2019 18.01.2020
77586 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Tens of Thousands Pe)

Employed Persons in China by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Tens of Thousands Pe)

Unemployed Persons
                     China - Historical Data (Tens of Thousands Pe)

How many Unemployed Persons are in China?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in China increased to 1102 Tens of Thousands Pe (11.02 Million Persons) in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 1186 Tens of Thousands Pe and minimum was 810 Tens of Thousands Pe.
  • Data published Quarterly by Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

Historical Data (Tens of Thousands Pe) by years

Data
Period
Date
1102 1Q/22 21.05.2022
1016 3Q/21 18.01.2022
1042 2Q/21 31.07.2021
1060 1Q/21 05.06.2021
1186 4Q/20 30.01.2021
1126 3Q/20 18.01.2021
1005 2Q/20 15.08.2020
945 4Q/19 16.05.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Tens of Thousands Pe)

Unemployed Persons in China by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in China

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2022 60 60
Wages 2022 1301.701 USD/Month 1219.6

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2022 4.7 % 5.1
Jordan 2Q/23 22.3 % 21.9
Kyrgyzstan Jul/23 2.7 % 2.8
Mongolia 2Q/23 5.8 % 6.6
Nepal 2021 5.1 % 4.7
Palestine 2Q/23 24.7 % 25.2
Tajikistan Dec/22 7.8 % 7.7
Cambodia 20 0.22 % 0.23
China 2Q/23 5.2 % 5.3
Georgia 2023 16.7 % 18
India 2023 7.1 % 8.1
Israel Aug/23 3.1 % 3.4
Pakistan 2021 6.3 % 6.9
South Korea Aug/23 2.4 % 2.8
Taiwan Aug/23 3.42 % 3.43
Vietnam 2Q/23 2.3 % 2.25
Maldives 2022 4.9 % 6.1
Armenia 2Q/23 11.7 % 13.7
Hong Kong Aug/23 2.8 % 2.8
Indonesia 1Q/23 5.45 % 5.86
Japan Aug/23 2.7 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Jun/23 4.7 % 4.8
Lebanon 2022 12.6 % 12.5
Macau Aug/23 2.5 % 2.6
Malaysia Aug/23 3.4 % 3.4
Philippines 2Q/23 4.4 % 4.8
Qatar 1Q/23 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 2Q/23 1.9 % 1.8
Sri Lanka 2Q/23 5.2 % 4.7
Thailand Jun/23 1.06 % 1.05
Oman 2022 2.3 % 2.5
Iran 1Q/23 9.7 % 8.2
Laos 2022 2.6 % 3.6
Azerbaijan 2022 5.5 % 6
Kuwait 2022 2.5 % 2.8
Saudi Arabia 2Q/23 4.9 % 5.1
Bahrain 2022 5.5 % 6.6
North Korea 2022 3 % 3.2
United Arab Emirates 2022 2.75 % 3.11
Yemen 2022 13.59 % 13.89
Turkmenistan 2021 5.1 % 5
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2022 15.55 % 16.17
Syria 2022 9.6 % 9.8
Afghanistan 2021 13.3 % 11.7
Bhutan 2022 5.9 % 4.8
Brunei 2022 7.2 % 7.4
Mauritius 2Q/23 6.4 % 6.7