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Tertiary industry creates over 40 percent of employment

(People's Daily Online)    13:16, June 01, 2015
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China's tertiary industry had created over 40 percent of the total employment, becoming the main force in creating jobs by the end of 2014, according to the 2014 Human Resources and Social Security Statistical Bulletin released on May 29.

The bulletin shows that among all the employed persons, 29.5 percent work in the primary industry, 29.9 percent worked in the second industry and 40.6 percent work in the tertiary industry.

Employment situation was generally stable in 2014. By the end of the year, the total number of employed persons was 772.5 million, 2.8 million up from that of 2013, and the total number of urban employed persons was 393.1 million, 10.7 million up from that of 2013.

The total number of migrant workers reached 274 million by the end of 2014, 5 million up from that of 2013, and the total number of outgoing migrant workers were 168 million. Newly created jobs in urban area reached 13.2 million, 5.5 million urban unemployed persons found new jobs. 

The article is edited and translated from《第三产业吸纳就业首超四成》, source: People's Daily, author:Bai Tianliang.

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