NBS:Monthly income of migrants exceeds 1,800 yuan

10:41, April 18, 2011      

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The wages of migrant workers have continued to increase by more than 10 percent in the first quarter of 2011 and the monthly income level of migrant workers has exceeded 1,800 yuan, said Sheng Laiyun, spokesperson of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), during a press conference on April 15.

Sheng said that one of the highlights in the first quarter of 2011 is the accelerated growth of peasants’ incomes. The cash income per capita of peasants in the first quarter nominally increased nearly 21 percent and actually increased more than 14 percent after deducting commodity prices. This is a relatively high growth rate in recent years.

Such a high growth rate in 2011 is also the cumulative result of many years of work. Three factors have directly caused the high growth rate in the income of migrant workers.

First, the household income of peasants engaged in agricultural production is increasing because of the sharp rise in agricultural prices.

Second, the number of migrant workers increased by 5.3 million in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same period of 2010 because of the accelerated flow of the rural labor force.

Third, wages of migrant workers continue to increase by more than 10 percent in the first quarter of 2011 and the monthly income level of migrant workers has exceeded 1,800 yuan.

Therefore, both the agricultural income and non-agricultural income have shown a rapid growth in the first quarter of 2011, resulting in the rapid growth of the income of rural residents, which has exceeded the income growth rate of urban residents.

By People's Daily Online

 
 
     
 
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