Li Keqiang: Ensuring more than 11 million new jobs this year

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 Li Keqiang: Ensuring more than 11 million new jobs this year


Hello, Premier. Since last year, some enterprises have laid off staff, and some domestic and foreign-funded enterprises have begun to transfer overseas. At the same time, some enterprises have reported that it is difficult for them to recruit suitable skilled workers. So what policy measures will you take to solve these problems, Prime Minister? Thank you.

Li Keqiang: It seems that you do feel that employment is a problem. In the process of Chinas modernization, employment will always be a tremendous pressure. Every year we add more than 15 million new urban employment workers, which will not be reduced in the next few years, and we will also provide millions of new migrant workers with the opportunity to work. This year we have decided to ensure that the number of new urban employment is more than 11 million. In fact, we hope to achieve the actual scale of employment last year, that is, more than 13 million people. Therefore, for the first time, we put the employment priority policy together with financial policy and monetary policy as macro-policy. Whether fiscal and monetary policy is tax reduction or real interest rate reduction, to a large extent, it is around employment. With employment, there will be income and social wealth creation.