China's surveyed urban unemployment rate at 5.2%

A college graduate reads recruitment information at a job fair in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 30,

2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

The surveyed urban unemployment rate on average in China stood at 5.2 percent in the first quarter of 2024, down 0.3 percentage points from the same period last year, official data showed on Tuesday.

In March, the surveyed urban unemployment rate in the country came in at 5.2 percent, down 0.1 percentage points from the month before as well as March 2023, indicating a generally stable employment situation, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

As of the end of March, the total number of rural migrant workers grew 2.2 percent year on year to 185.88 million.

Tuesday's data also showed that China's gross domestic product grew 5.3 percent year on year in the first quarter of the year.