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95% migrant workers returned to cities for work after Spring Festival
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15:19, August 04, 2009

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After the Spring Festival, 95% of migrant workers returned to the city, and the remaining 5 percent remained in or around their hometowns in rural areas working in or starting their own local businesses.

Vice-Minister Hu Xiaoyi for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, revealed the employment situation of migrant workers after the Spring Festival on the morning of August 4, 2009.

By the end of 2008, a total of 225 million migrant workers in China have been employed, of whom 140 million were working outside their hometown.

Before the Spring Festival in 2009, 50%, about 70 million workers returned home, with 18 million in need of employment.

Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and National Bureau of Statistics carried out a survey on the employment situation of migrant workers before and after the Chinese New Year.

By People's Daily Online

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