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MNI BRIEF: China Suspends Youth Unemployment Survey - NBS

MNI (Beijing)

China will suspend measuring youth unemployment as it seeks to improve survey statistics in the face of changes to the economy and society, Fu Linghui, spokesperson of the National Bureau of Statistics said.

Youth unemployment, which measures those between ages of 16 to 24 has reached record levels in recent months, with June’s data print reading 21.3%.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Fu said the measure would be suspended pending further research on the definition of young people and whether students looking for a job before graduation should be included in the survey.
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