Millions of Graduates!

China expanded its intake for higher education in 1999. Since then the number of graduates and unemployed graduates have grown in double digits. In spite of the fast growth of the Chinese economy in the last decade, the economy could not generate enough jobs for these graduates. There are multiple factors contributing to this grim situation: expanded in-take that increase the supply of graduates, courses and programs that are not in tune with the needs of industries, choosy graduates (those born after the 80’s) who are less tolerant of basic work and low pay. According to (source of data); for the period of 2004-2008, the unemployment rate among graduates was 30%; standing at 600,000 to over 1.6 million. In 2009, the numbers reached 3 million.

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