6.4 million new jobs created in first half of 2010

10:58, July 23, 2010      

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In the first half of 2010, a total of nearly 6.4 million new jobs were created in urban areas, which is 71 percent of the whole year's target of creating 9 million new jobs, said Yin Chengji, spokesman of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, at a press conference Friday.

Yin said that in the first half, almost 3.1 million laid-off workers found employment nationwide, 61 percent of the whole year's target.

In addition, the number of registered unemployed was 9.1 million at the end of June, a decrease of 80,000. The registered urban unemployment rate was 4.2 percent at the end of the second quarter, equaling the rate at the end of the first quarter of the year, according to Yin.

By Zhao Chenyan, People's Daily Online

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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