Steady graduate employment rate in 2017

Added On June 13, 2018

A private survey has showed nearly 92 percent of Chinese college students who graduated last year found jobs, a similar rate to 2015 and 2016.
The survey suggested the employment rate of university graduates in 2017 was 91.6 percent, while that for graduates from junior colleges and higher vocational schools was 92.1 percent.
According to the survey, their average monthly income was 4,317 yuan, or about 674 U.S. dollars, up from 3,988 yuan in 2016.
This is also comparable to China's average per capita disposable income for urban residents, which stood at 3,033 yuan last year.
The survey showed an increase in graduates employed by private enterprises as well as medium-, small- and micro-sized enterprises.
Also, more students have found jobs elsewhere after they graduated from colleges in large cities like Beijing and Shanghai.
Up to 14.7 percent of university graduates last year found employment in the education industry, while the construction industry hired the most junior college and higher vocational school graduates.