China’s general level of employment has been stable this year thanks to the economic recovery and supportive policies, with an increase in online and offline hiring.
In the first half of 2021, 6.98 million jobs were created in cities or 63.5% of the country’s annual target. This is an increase of 1.34 million compared to the same period last year, as explained by Zhang Ying, a functionary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
The official data also showed the urban unemployment rate has fallen from 5.5% in February to 5% in June: a drop of 0.7 percentage points compared to the same month in 2020, returning to about the same levels as before the pandemic in June 2019.
China has also launched a series of online recruitment campaigns to provide more people with job opportunities, including one focused on micro, small, and medium enterprises, new infrastructure, e-sports, and agriculture, providing 200000 new positions for a total of 17000 employers.