China News Service, August 25th. The Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held a series of press conferences on the theme of "China's Decade" on August 25, introducing the progress and achievements of employment and social security work since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

According to Li Zhong, Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, in the past decade, the employment situation has remained generally stable, and relatively full employment has been achieved in a country with a population of more than 1.4 billion.

Data map: People are looking for jobs at a job fair in Quanzhou, Fujian.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming

  Li Zhong introduced that my country's employment priority strategy has been implemented in depth, the active employment policy has been continuously enriched and developed, and the employment priority orientation has been significantly enhanced.

The scale of urban employment has expanded significantly, with an annual average of more than 13 million new urban jobs.

The urban and rural employment pattern has undergone historic changes. In 2021, the proportion of urban employment will exceed 60%, an increase of 13.8 percentage points from 2012.

The employment structure has been continuously optimized, the tertiary industry's ability to absorb employment has been enhanced, and the proportion of employees has increased from 36% in 2012 to 48% in 2021.

  Li Zhong also introduced that my country's unemployment level remains low, and the surveyed urban unemployment rate is generally lower than the expected control target.

The employment of key groups such as college graduates, migrant workers, and people with employment difficulties has been stable, and the number of migrant workers who have been lifted out of poverty has remained above 30 million.

The legitimate rights and interests of laborers are effectively protected, and labor relations remain generally harmonious and stable.

The professional skills and quality of laborers have been continuously improved, and the construction of skilled personnel has been continuously strengthened.

An all-round public employment service system has been basically established, and characteristic activities such as Spring Breeze Action and Hundred Days and Ten Thousands of Online Recruitment have achieved remarkable results, and the scale of the human resources service industry has grown.