, October 20th. In introducing the current employment situation, Ha Zengyou, Director of the Employment Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, pointed out today that the average unemployment rate in the first nine months of this year was 5.2%. Among them, it was 4.9% in September, compared with the same period last year. , And the month-on-month decline were 0.5 and 0.2 percentage points respectively, the lowest since 2019.

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  On October 20, the National Development and Reform Commission held a press conference to introduce the macroeconomic operation and answer questions from reporters on the social and people's livelihood.

At the meeting, some reporters asked questions about the current employment situation and the policy of stabilizing employment and ensuring employment.

  Ha Zengyou said that since the beginning of this year, China's employment situation has shown an overall stable and stable development trend.

It is embodied in two aspects: First, the urban survey unemployment rate adjustment target set at the beginning of the year is about 5.5%, and the average survey unemployment rate in the first nine months of this year was 5.2%. Among them,

it was 4.9% in September, a decrease of 0.5 year-on-year and month-on-month respectively. And 0.2 percentage points, the lowest since 2019


Secondly, the new urban employment target set at the beginning of the year is to add more than 11 million people, and 10.45 million people have been completed in the first nine months, accounting for 95% of the annual tasks.

At the end of the third quarter, the total number of migrant workers was 183.03 million, a net increase of 700,000 over the end of the second quarter.

  However, Ha Zengyou also said that there are still many uncertain factors in the current employment field.

From a macroeconomic perspective, the current domestic economic recovery is still unstable and uneven, and the difficulties and challenges of stabilizing economic operations are increasing. In particular, some economic indicators have fallen in the third quarter, which has increased the difficulty of macroeconomic control.

In terms of employment itself, the total pressure is still relatively large, and the structural contradictions are even more prominent.

  Ha Zengyou introduced that 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 changes in the current economic situation, stabilize reasonable market expectations in a timely manner, make cross-cyclical adjustments of macroeconomic policies, ensure that economic operations remain within a reasonable range, avoid major ups and downs in the short term, and lay a good foundation for employment promotion.

  The second is to help companies relieve difficulties and ensure employment. In conjunction with relevant departments, strengthen the publicity, interpretation, supervision and guidance of the preferential enterprise policies, and strive to open the last mile.

At the same time, we also invite the local party committee and government, especially the grassroots cadres, to take up the responsibility of distributing the worries of the central government and alleviating the worries of the enterprises

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, so that the benefits of the enterprise policy should be enjoyed, and we should pay close attention to it.

  In addition, focus on stabilizing employment,

focusing on college graduates, migrant workers, veterans, and urban needy groups

, further strengthen employment assistance, improve employment services, carry out large-scale multi-level vocational skills training, and expand market-oriented and socialized employment. Channels, stabilize the basic employment market, and ensure that there is no risk of large-scale unemployment.

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