Labor force - China ranked 1st in the World

807.3 million (2008 est.)

Labor force - By Occupation

Agriculture: 43%
Industry: 25%
Services: 32% (2006 est.)

Unemployment rate - China ranked 45th in the World

4% (2008 est.)
4% (2007 est.)

Note: official data for urban areas only; including migrants may boost total unemployment to 9%; substantial unemployment and underemployment in rural areas

Population below poverty line: 8%

Note: 21.5 million rural population live below the official "absolute poverty" line (approximately $90 per year); and an additional 35.5 million rural population above that but below the official "low income" line (approximately $125 per year) (2006 est.)