China’s demographic shift will impact the availability of unskilled labor

April 27, 2012
Million persons Percentage points 1,000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300
200

2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 (0.5) (1.0) (1.5)

100 0 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 2024 2026 2028 2030 Total Employment, Level (LHS) Total Employment, Growth (RHS)
Sources: US Census Bureau IDB, National Bureau of Statistics of China, The Conference Board

Working Age Population, Level (LHS) Working Age Population, Growth (RHS)

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