GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know China Workforce Statistics [Latest Report]

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"China’s labor force fell by 510,000 in 2020."

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"The share of high school graduates in China’s urban labor force reached 48% in 2017."

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"In 2018, the average monthly salary in China’s urban areas was CNY 8,450 ($1,300)."

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"Women constituted nearly half (43.7%) of China’s workforce in 2017."

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"Among young adults aged 25-34, 28.6% have completed tertiary education in China as of 2016."

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"China has the largest contingent of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) graduates in the world, around 4.7 million in 2016."

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"China’s working age population will have shrunk by around 212 million people by 2040 as per World Bank estimates."

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"China’s 2020 retirement age was 60 for men and 55 for women."

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"The number of people aged 60 and above in China grew to 264 million in 2020, almost 19% of the population."

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"China’s youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) was 13.8% in 2020."

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"In 2017, China had the second-largest labor force globally, with 807.1 million people."

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"China’s average working hours per week for full-time workers were 46.3 hours in 2019."

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"Job creation in China reached 11.86 million new urban jobs in 2020."

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"Employment in China’s manufacturing sector decreased from 117 million people in 2009 to 99.84 million in 2019."

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