Photo Report: Throngs of People Seek Employment in Mainland China
Photo Report: Throngs of People Seek Employment in Mainland China

China&#039s high unemployment rate has been the focal point of many reports. Last year, British Economist magazine pointed out that the official unemployment rate published by the Chinese authorities is quite different from the actual figure. The unofficial statistical data show that even in urban areas the unemployment rate may be higher than 10%. Because the employment market has reached the saturation point, jobs are extremely scarce. The following photo report shows scenes how many people are seeking employment in various cities in China.

Shijia village, Hebei Province: a sea of people outside an employment opportunity site (AFP/Getty Images)
Shijia village, Hebei Province: a sea of people outside an employment opportunity site (AFP/Getty Images)
Xi&#039an City: long lines of people waiting to apply for advertised jobs (Getty Images)
Xi&#039an City: long lines of people waiting to apply for advertised jobs (Getty Images)
Xi&#039an City: job-seekers fighting to keep a place in the queue (Getty Images)
Xi&#039an City: job-seekers fighting to keep a place in the queue (Getty Images)
Shanghai: long line of people waiting to apply for jobs (Getty Images)
Shanghai: long line of people waiting to apply for jobs (Getty Images)
Beijing: stream of people at an employment exposition (AFP/Getty Images)
Beijing: stream of people at an employment exposition (AFP/Getty Images)
Beijing: trying to maintain order outside an employment exposition (AFP/Getty Images)
Beijing: trying to maintain order outside an employment exposition (AFP/Getty Images)
Beijing: people struggle to enter an employment registration center (AFP/Getty Images)
Beijing: people struggle to enter an employment registration center (AFP/Getty Images)
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