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China / What’s going on in its labor markets

Understanding unemployment and wage growth are crucial for understanding developments in the world’s second largest economy, not to mention the future price of everything from Nike sneakers to Apple iPhones.

The official data is improving, with new information on migrant worker and private sector wages. But it remains scarce and in some cases unreliable, especially compared to the wealth of data available on the U.S.

To save readers the trouble of conducting their own house-to-house survey, China Real Time has spoken to the experts and compiled the best alternative data – check out the charts:

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor 

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via China: The Jobs Report – China Real Time Report – WSJ.

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