China creates more than 13.12 million new jobs for urban residents in 2015, a senior government official said on Monday.
Yin Weimin, Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, released the data at a press conference, saying that China had created more than 13 million new jobs for urban residents annually since 2013, though the reading for 2015 was down 0.8 percent from the year before.
He also revealed that China will release a plan on raising the retirement age this year to cope with pressures from a shrinking work force and an aging society.
The official retirement age, which was adopted six decades ago when life expectancy was much lower, has not adapted to economic and social development, said Yin.
China's retirement age is 60 for men, 55 for female white-collar workers and 50 for female blue-collar employees.…China.org.cn
China creates 13.12 mln new jobs in 2015