I. Main Contents
Data in this chapter show the basic conditions of China’s labour economy, including main labour statistics on the whole country and 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government, such as the economically active population, number of employed persons, staff and workers, number of registered unemployed persons in urban areas, total wage bills and average wages of staff and workers and the changes in index.
II. Scope of Statistics
Reporting Form System on Labour Statistics covers
corporate units (does not include township enterprises, private units or
self-employed individuals). The scope of survey and estimate of The Sample
Survey System on Labour Force are the whole country.
The scope of statistics in the chapter is the population aged 16 and over of
the whole country. The System of Rural Social and Economic Surveys covers all rural areas below township level in
III. Sources of Data
(1) Data on basic conditions of employment, data by groups, total wage bills of staff and workers are collected and compiled through The Reporting Form System on Labour Statistics, The Sample Survey System on Labour Force, The System of Rural Social and Economic Surveys by the Department of Popuation and Employment Statistics, the NBS.
(2) Data on the employment services and the exchanges of labour force and on the number of registered unemployed persons in urban areas are collected through The Reporting Form System on Training and Employment Statistics, which provided by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
(3) Data on the number of employed persons in private enterprises and self-employed individuals are provided by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.
IV. Methodology of Survey
A complete reporting form system from lower-level statistical bureaus to higher level statistical bureaus is used in the labour statistics. The Sampling Survey on Labour Force are conducted using sampling methods. Statistics on training, employment, private enterprises and self-employed individuals are collected and compiled on basis of administrative registering records.