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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 4,2% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

1 296 499 968  
778 496 384  
60%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2002  

44.1%  
17.7%  
16.1%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: No legally mandated national minimum wage

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2003: 1041.33 yuans by  month (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws


Last modified in January 2006
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