2021-10-20

National Development and Reform Commission: the unemployment rate surveyed in September was 4.9%, the lowest since 2019

By yqqlm yqqlm

Beijing, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) when introducing the current employment situation today, ha Zengyou, director of the Employment Department of the national development and Reform Commission, pointed out that the average unemployment rate in the first nine months of this year was 5.2%, of which 4.9% in September, down 0.5 and 0.2 percentage points year-on-year and month on month respectively, which is a new low since 2019

National Development and Reform Commission: the unemployment rate surveyed in September was 4.9%, the lowest since 2019

on October 20, the national development and Reform Commission held a press conference to introduce the macroeconomic operation and answer reporters’ questions on the relevant situation in the field of social and people’s livelihood. At the meeting, a reporter asked questions about the current employment situation and the policy of stabilizing employment and ensuring employment

ha Zengyou said that since this year, China’s employment situation has shown an overall stable, stable and good development trend. Specifically reflected in two aspects: first, the regulation target of urban survey unemployment rate determined at the beginning of the year is about 5.5%, and the average survey unemployment rate in the first nine months of this year is 5.2%, of which, it was 4.9% in September, with a year-on-year and month on month decrease of 0.5 and 0.2 percentage points respectively, which is a new low since 2019. Secondly, the goal of new urban employment determined at the beginning of the year is to add more than 11 million people. 10.45 million people have been completed in the first nine months, accounting for 95% of the annual task. At the end of the third quarter, the total number of migrant workers was 183.03 million, a net increase of 700000 over the end of the second quarter

however, ha Zengyou also said that there are still many unstable and uncertain factors in the current employment field. From the perspective of macro economy, the current domestic economic recovery is still unstable and unbalanced, and the difficulties and challenges of stabilizing economic operation are increasing. In particular, some economic indicators fell in the third quarter, increasing the difficulty of macro-control. In terms of employment itself, the total pressure is still large, and the structural contradiction is more prominent

According to ha Zengyou, in the next step, the national development and Reform Commission will focus on three things:

the first is to stabilize growth and promote employment, pay close attention to the changes of the current economic situation, timely stabilize the reasonable expectations of the market, do a good job in the cross cycle adjustment of macro policies, ensure that the economic operation remains in a reasonable region, avoid ups and downs in the short term, and lay a good foundation for promoting employment

the second is to help enterprises rescue and ensure employment. Together with relevant departments, we will strengthen the publicity, interpretation, supervision and guidance of preferential policies for enterprises, and strive to get through the last mile. At the same time, the local Party committees and governments, especially the majority of grass-roots cadres, must take the responsibility of sharing the worries of the central government and solving the worries of enterprises at the lower level, carefully and vigorously send policies to enterprises, and strive to change “people looking for policies” into “policies looking for people”, so that the policies benefiting enterprises should be enjoyed and fulfilled

in addition, we should focus on stabilizing employment, further strengthen employment assistance, improve employment services, carry out large-scale multi-level vocational skills training, broaden market-oriented and socialized employment channels, stabilize the basic employment situation and ensure that there is no large-scale unemployment risk