East China's Anhui province has created 3.39 million urban jobs since 2016, or 113 percent of the target for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20), local authorities said at a press conference on Tuesday.
The employment rate of college graduates stands at more than 90 percent during the period. The urban registered unemployment rate fell from 3.14 percent in 2015 to 2.85 percent in October, according to the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Anhui Province.
As of October 31, the province met the five-year targets for population covered by the endowment insurance, unemployment insurance and work-related injury insurance.
Urban residents’ disposable income per capita rose 4.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters this year, 2.1 percentage points higher than the national average, the department said.
The province has stepped up efforts to cultivate a large pool of talent over the past few years. As of September, the number of skilled employees reached 5.68 million, up 39.4 percent from 2015. 1.57 million of them were highly-skilled ones, representing a year-on-year increase of 41.2 percent.