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China’s Slowing Economy Puts Pressure on Lopsided Job Market

Authorities in China are proclaiming a healthy job market, with the nation’s official unemployment rate last year standing at 4.2 percent. But some analysts are questioning the official unemployment statistics, arguing that the slowdown of the world’s second-largest economy has already, and will continue to, put pressure on its lopsided job market over the next few years. China’s top economic planner told a press briefing on Wednesday that the unemployment rate last year for urban...

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