Employment in China

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Statista Dossier on employment in China

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts on employment in China. The massive workforce and the increase in the productivity of workers result in the output growth which is responsible, inter alia, for the economic growth in China.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Total population of China 1980-2024

    • Labor force vs number of employed persons in China 2008-2018

    • Female labor participation rate in China 2009-2019

    • Male labor participation rate in China 2009-2019

  • 2. Employment
    • Employment rate in China 2009-2019

    • Number of employed people in China 2008-2018

    • Distribution of the workforce across economic sectors in China 2019

    • Number of employed persons in China 2018, by work unit

    • Self-employment in China 2018, by region

    • Number of newly employed people in urban China 2009-2019

  • 3. Unemployment
    • Unemployment rate in China 2008-2021

    • Quarterly unemployment rate in China Q2 2015-Q2 2020

    • Number of unemployed people in urban China 2019

    • Unemployed people in urban China 2018, by region

    • Unemployment insurance revenue and expenditure in China 2019

    • Contributors and beneficiaries of unemployment insurance in China 2009-2019

  • 4. Wages
    • Average annual salary of an employee in China 2008-2018

    • Average annual salary of an employee in China in 2018, by region

    • Average wage of employees in urban China in 2018, by sector

    • Monthly minimum wage in China 2020, by region

    • Minimum wage per hour in China 2020, by region

  • 5. Migrant workers
    • Number of migrant workers in China 2019

    • Distribution of migrant workers in China 2019, by age

    • Distribution of migrant workers China 2011-2019, by gender

    • Distribution of migrant laborers China 2015-2019, by education

    • Regional distribution of migrant laborers in China by place of origin 2019

    • Monthly income of migrant workers in China 2017-2019, by industry

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