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In today’s program, we will talk about “employment-first policy”.
According to the 2019 Report on the Work of the Government, Premier Li Keqiang has pointed out that an employment-first policy will be pursued with full force.
Employment is the cornerstone of wellbeing, and the wellspring of wealth.
Premier Li said that this year, for the first time, we are elevating the employment-first policy to the status of a macro policy.
This is to increase society-wide attention to employment and support for it.
Both in the immediate future and for sometime to come, the pressure on aggregate job creation will continue unabated, the related structural issues will become more pronounced, and new factors that affect employment will continue to grow.
All this means we must give greater priority to increasing employment.
Maintaining stable growth, first and foremost, is to ensure employment.
This year, on top of the urban job creation target, we will work to reach the actual employment figures of the past few years so as to ensure employment for the urban workforce while creating nonagricultural employment opportunities for the surplus rural workforce.
With stable employment and increasing incomes, we can continue to be fully confident.
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