China News Agency, Guangzhou, January 17 (Reporter Cheng Jingwei) Ge Guoxing, deputy director of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security, said in Guangzhou on the 17th that benefiting from the economic stabilization and improvement of Guangdong Province and the continuous release of the dividends of the employment priority policy, employment in the province has increased. The situation is generally stable and improving. In 2021, 1.4033 million new jobs will be created in cities and towns in the province, which is close to the level of the same period in previous years.

  At the same time, the level of unemployment in Guangdong has steadily declined. The surveyed unemployment rate in the province in December 2021 was 4.9%, 0.2 percentage points lower than the national average. The average urban surveyed unemployment rate for the whole year was 4.9%, which was significantly lower than that in 2020.

  Ge Guoxing also said that the employment of key groups in Guangdong is stable and making progress. In 2021, the employment situation of college graduates in the province will be significantly better than in previous years. The employment scale of migrant workers in Guangdong will remain stable, and the overall goal of "stabilizing the employment of poverty-stricken people in Guangdong" will be achieved.

  In 2021, Guangdong issued version 3.0 of the "Nine Articles for Promoting Employment" to increase the implementation of support policies such as post-stabilization return subsidies, work-for-training subsidies, and employment subsidies, and to stabilize employment by stabilizing market players.

In 2021, the province is expected to help enterprises reduce the burden of about 75.8 billion yuan.

  The reporter learned that the Guangdong Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security, together with the Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, compiled the "14th Five-Year Plan for Employment Promotion in Guangdong Province".

A few days ago, the Guangdong Provincial Government has officially issued and implemented the plan.

  The plan proposes that during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, Guangdong will comprehensively strengthen the employment priority policy, make up for the shortcomings of employment services, expand employment capacity, improve employment quality, and promote full employment. The surveyed unemployment rate was controlled at around 5.5%.