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China-LABOUR MARKET

Labour market indicators


Unemployment rate in 2004 : 4,2% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year Total Population Working population Activity rate
2004
1 296 499 968  
778 496 384  
60%  
Source: World Bank


Employment by sector:

Year
Agriculture
Industry
Services
2002  
44.1%  
17.7%  
16.1%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data


Employment contracts



Salaries


National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003 : No legally mandated national minimum wage

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2000 : 729 yuans by  month (ILO data)



Number of hours



Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 hours



Useful links


For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws


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