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Tibet witnessed 54 thousand new urban jobs in 2018
By:China Tibet News
update:February 20,2019

Feb. 20, 2019 -- According to the regional human resources and social security department, Tibet's employment maintained the momentum of stable and sound development in 2018. 54 thousand new job opportunities have been created in towns and cities with the registered unemployment rate at 2.83 percent. The aim that each urban zero-employment family has at least one person on a stable job has been realized. 560 thousand farmers and herdsmen obtained jobs. 62 thousand farmers and herdsmen took part in vocational training courses. 66.7 thousand people living in poverty found jobs. Employment rate of real-name registered new college graduates stood at 86.01 percent.

For college graduates, a comprehensive employment service platform has been built, collecting a total of 80 thousand job openings. More employment channels and job opportunities were available for new college graduates. 10.2 thousand new college graduates found jobs in Tibet through 243 job fairs, accounting for 56.39 percent of the total employed population. 1,680 new college graduates found jobs in inland China, accounting for 9.27 percent. In addition, it was the first time to implement real-name registration system on employment among college graduates in Tibet. Therefore, job information of each college graduate could be collected and traced.

In 2018, with the main focus on deeply impoverished areas and poverty-stricken people, Tibet carried out a series of targeted poverty alleviation measures in employment promotion. The number of poverty population that received vocational training reached a new record high. At least one member of each zero-employment family found jobs. 2,548 college graduates from poverty-stricken families got long-term jobs.

In 2019, 50 thousand new urban job opportunities will be offered in Tibet. The registered urban unemployment rate is expected to be kept below 3 percent while the employment rate of new college graduates within real-name registration system be kept above 80 percent. 13 thousand impoverished people will get jobs. 55 thousand farmers and herdsmen will get access to skill training courses. One million jobs will be provided for the surplus labor force in farming and pastoral areas.

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