Overseas returnees search for job opportunities at a job fair during the 19th Conference on International Exchange of Professionals in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, April 24, 2021. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)
BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China's surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5.5 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, official data showed Monday.
A total of 2.85 million new urban jobs were created during the period, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.
In March, China's surveyed urban unemployment rate was 5.8 percent, up 0.3 percentage points from February, while the rate among those aged between 25 and 59, the majority of the labor market, stood at 5.2 percent.
The surveyed unemployment rate in 31 major cities came in at 6 percent in March, according to the data.
The surveyed urban unemployment rate is calculated based on the number of unemployed people who have participated in the employment survey in urban areas, including migrant workers in cities. ■