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Urban jobless rate dips to 4.04% in Sept

Updated: 2013-10-25 11:36
( Xinhua)

BEIJING -- China's urban registered unemployment rate dipped to 4.04 percent at the end of September, from 4.1 percent at the end of June this year, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) said Friday.

A total of 10.66 million new jobs were created in urban areas in the first nine months ending September, MOHRSS spokesman Yin Chengji said at a press conference.

The Chinese government had set this year's urban unemployment rate target at 4.6 percent.