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Issues and Challenges

In China there is a large working-age population.  However, the average education level is relatively low, resulting in a very prominent problem of underemployment as enterprises increasingly seek higher-skilled labour. The very large volume of workforce supply in China is incompatible with current employment demands of the labour market.  An acceleration of the shift of surplus rural labourers to non-agricultural sectors has increased pressure on urban employment, increasing competition between new entrants to the workforce and retrenched workers seeking reemployment. Read more...


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