Migrant laborers in China 2015, by type of employment

The statistic shows migrant laborers in China from 2011 to 2015, by type of employment. In 2015, 16.6 percent of migrant laborers in China had been self-employed.

Migrant workers in China from 2011 to 2015, by type of employment

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Release date

April 2016



Survey time period

2011 to 2015

Supplementary notes

The study involved around 236,000 rural workers from 31 provinces, 1,527 counties and 8,906 villages.

A migrant laborer is defined as someone who leaves their place of origin for a period of more than six months in a bid to find work elsewhere. They either stay in their home province or move to another province in their search for employment.

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