Steigende Arbeitslosigkeit in nachlassender Wirtschaft infographic
Graphic Chart zeigt jüngste Spitze in Chinas Arbeitslosenrate.


Chinas Covid-betroffener Arbeitsmarkt gibt nach

By Ninian Carter

December 15, 2022 - Arbeitslosigkeit un China ist am Steigen, besonders unter den ungeschützten Migrantenarbeitern, während die Wirtschaft unter weiter ansteigenden Covid Fällen leidet.

Unemployment in China increased in November, with migrant workers taking the biggest hit, as its Covid-ravaged economy slumped.

The jobless rate for migrant workers increased to 6% in November, up from 5.5% the previous month.

The nationally surveyed jobless rate rose to 5.7% in November, the highest since May, when Shanghai was in lockdown.

As for China’s 31 major cities, the jobless rate was markedly higher at 6.7%.

Stress on the labour market is set to worsen in the months ahead after the government abandoned its Covid Zero strategy of trying to keeping infections under control – triggering a surge in cases.

Problems are likely to increase with expected widespread absenteeism as workers fall ill or stay home to avoid becoming infected.

PUBLISHED: 16/12/2022; STORY: Graphic News